Opéra de Montréal presents

Lucia di Lamermoor

This is bel canto at its best! Soprano Kathleen Kim creates the tour de force title role alongside celebrated Quebec tenor Frédéric Antoun in the role of Edgardo. A tragic betrayal and a deadly forced marriage are brought to life with spectacular voices and vocal fireworks — everything you want in an opera!

Act I
Scotland, in the late 17th century, a castle on the foggy moors. Enrico wants to give his sister Lucia in marriage to Arturo, a union that could restore his family’s precarious financial situation. But Lucia is in love with her brother’s sworn enemy, Edgardo, with whom she has exchanged an oath of eternal love. Enrico pressures his sister, who ends up giving in. But in the middle of the wedding celebration, Edgardo suddenly appears, accusing Lucia of having betrayed him. Having gone mad, Lucia kills Arturo on their wedding night before dying in despair. Edgardo cannot live without her and, in anguish, stabs himself on his ancestors’ tomb.

Composer: Donizetti
Language: presented in Italian with English and French surtitles
Duration: 3h

PREOPERA TALK: some keys to better appreciate the performance, one hour before curtain time, given by musicologist Pierre Vachon. At the Piano Nobile of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

November 9, 12, 14 at 7:30 pm
November 17 at 2 pm

For information and tickets: www.placedesarts.com  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

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