Lucia’s love, fanned into madness by an unsympathetic brother, leaves her new bridegroom in a puddle of blood. This tragic masterpiece, with its ravishing melodies and vocal thrills (as well as a secret rendezvous, a duel, and a murder) is Donizetti’s crowning achievement, and one of the most beloved operas ever composed.
Internationally acclaimed coloratura soprano Elizabeth Futral makes her Portland Opera debut as Lucia. The New York Times called Ms. Futral “vocally luminous, emotionally vulnerable and brilliant,” and praised her “mesmerizing combination of vocal elegance and expressive ferocity.” Original Production, James Robinson; Stage Director, Doug Scholz-Carlson; Conductor, George Manahan.
Performance repeats February 6 and 7, 7:30 pm. For ticket information please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.