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Family Feuds, Illicit Love, and a Duel

Lucia di Lammermoor comes to the BU Theatre Mainstage


Click on the slide show above to listen to Opera Institute Director Sharon Daniels talk about Lucia di Lammermoor.

The story of Lucia di Lammermoor unfolds on the moors of 17th-century Scotland, where a beautiful young women is tricked into giving her hand in marriage to a man she can never love. First presented in Naples in 1835, Donizetti’s classic tragedy remains one of the world’s most popular bel canto (the Italian vocal style of the 18th and early 19th centuries) operas. And why not? The plot includes a family feud, a passionate, illicit love affair, and a duel of honor.

This performance, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts school of music and school of theatre and the Opera Institute, is conducted by William Lumpkin, a CFA associate professor. Sharon Daniels, a CFA associate professor and director of the Opera Institute, is the stage director. Music is by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Salvatore Cammarano.

Lucia di Lammermoor is being performed from April 16 through 19 at the BU Theatre Mainstage, 264 Huntington Ave. It starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles (ongoing translations visible to the audience). Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for BU alumni, students, senior citizens, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, and WGBH members. Members of the BU community receive one free ticket with BU ID at the door on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Click here for a full schedule of performances.

Art Jahnke can be reached at jahnke@bu.edu.


One Comment on Family Feuds, Illicit Love, and a Duel

  • Anonymous on 04.16.2009 at 8:05 am

    Great job on the sound quality.

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