Thursday, October 12, 2006

I won!

I won tickets to see the Opera 'Lucia Di Lammermor'!

Deceived by her ruthless brother into believing that her true love Edgardo has betrayed her, Lucia is forced into an arranged marriage to save the family fortunes. The wedding is interrupted by Edgardo's unexpected return; his hateful curses for her faithlessness precipitate Lucia's descent into despair, murder and madness.

From the tragic tale of romantic obsession in Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Bride of Lammermoor, Donizetti created a compelling portrait of mental collapse, of which Lucia's famous 'Mad Scene' is the shocking culmination.

This evocative, traditional production beautifully embraces the intensely dramatic and imaginative score, conducted here by the internationally revered master of bel canto opera, Richard Bonynge.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations

Joining Richard Bonynge at the Lyric Theatre is soprano Elvira Fatykhova, in the title role of Lucia. Elvira hails from Russia and is currently a principal singer with the Ankara State Opera and Ballet Company in Turkey.
Australian-born tenor Julian Gavin will play her true love Edgardo. Julian is fondly remembered in Brisbane for his outstanding performance in the title role of Andrea Chenier. They both lead an exceptional cast, with the Opera Queensland Chorus and The Queensland Orchestra.


Blogger Marg said...

Wow...that's really cool!! Congratulations!

9:49 PM, October 12, 2006  

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