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Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

Story & Setting:

Lucia di Lammermoor, the timeless tragedy of a young woman teetering between love and madness, is based on Sir Walter Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor and has inspired numerous literary heroines since. Lucia’s story unfolds in Victorian Scotland, seen by many on the Continent as the frontier of Europe, at the precipice between old class structures and a new social order.

Opera Notes:

Donizetti's story of passion, vengeance, and familial loyalty blends heartbreaking drama with breathtaking vocal acrobatics. The leading soprano's powerhouse role, including the famous mad scene, has made this opera a staple of theatres across the world, and remains a key role for many singers' careers.

Sung in



3 hours & 30 minutes

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)


Mad Scene (Natalie Dessay)

Met Opera (current production)

Sextet "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" (Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Plenk, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Yuon)

Met Opera (current production)

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