A director could present Lucia’s ghostly visions as evidence of her shaky mental state or as a real part of the world Scott depicts. Zimmerman opts to do a little of both these approaches, which could have been a recipe for disaster. Dessay’s Edgardo was the Italian tenor Marcello Giordani. He sometimes bellowed and lacked pianissimo subtlety.
Not here, for the most part", although, occasionally, the direction "proved a distraction to Ms. Sometimes in opera the music alone is the drama, especially when performed as vibrantly as it was here". Still, he has genuine Italianate style and an exciting, robust voice.
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To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.Gaetano Donizetti's masterful Lucia de Lammermoor recounts the tragic tale two lovers from feuding families, deep in Scotland's Lammermoor Hills.In this production from the Opéra de Lyon, Natalie Dessay gives an absolutely heartbreaking performance in the titular role.is a romantic melodrama; compelling, emotional and at the same time with a contrived, slightly ridiculous plot, however Donizetti’s music has elevated and transformed it into a masterpiece.The libretto, written by Salvatore Cammarano, is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor, which in turn, according to its author’s explanation, was based on an actual incident in the history of the Dalrymple family, which took place in the mid 1600’s.Scott set it in Scotland during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714) but this Mary Zimmerman’s production for the Met is staged as a Victorian ghost story.Donizetti’s score to Lucia di Lammermoor was composed, as so often the case in those days, for the abilities of a particular cast.Feb 2009Breaking News - Giuseppe Filianoti replaces Rolando Villazón in Lucia di Lammermoor on 3. He noted that "as [Mary Zimmerman, the director] has said in recent interviews, “Lucia” is sometimes milked for psychological subtexts, sometimes treated as historical melodrama.Unlike Juliet, Lucia does not have a potion that puts her in a state of apparent death before the dreaded marriage takes place.After her secret engagement to Edgardo, the man she loves and her family’s enemy, she is forced to marry Arturo, the choice of her scheming, cruel brother Enrico.