by Opera News Desk, March 10 2014
Opera in the Heights presents Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the final production of the 2013-2014 season, beginning Mar. 28 at Lambert Hall. This dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts was created by Donizetti in 1835. Salvatore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based on Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.
Lucia di Lammermoor tells a gripping story of a young woman forced to marry a man she doesn’t love in order to bring wealth back to the family. In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico (Lord Henry Ashton of Lammermoor) has gained the upper hand over Edgardo (Edgar of Ravenswood), killing his kinsmen and taking over his estates.
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