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Lucia di Lammermoor

Her Majesty’s Theatre
12 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2016

A haunting tale of star-crossed lovers and an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Victorian Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor is one of the most anticipated operatic events of 2016. It heralds the return of star soprano Jessica Pratt, only the third Australian to sing the role of Lucia at La Scala, following Dame Joan Sutherland and Dame Nellie Melba. Having performed this career-defining role twenty times around the world, she finally brings her Lucia to Australia in a limited season at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Starring alongside Jessica Pratt is exciting new talent, tenor Carlos E. Bárcenas, and opera stars José Carbó and Jud Arthur in this beautifully atmospheric production complete with sweeping sets and lavish costumes, directed by Cameron Menzies. An unforgettable theatrical experience.

Composer Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist Salvadore Cammarano

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PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Her Majesty’s Theatre 

Tuesday 12 April 2016    7:30pm
Thursday 14 April 2016   7:30pm
Saturday 16 April 2016   7:30pm
Tuesday 19 April 2016    7:30pm
Thursday 21 April 2016   7:30pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes with one 20 minute interval.

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Victorian Opera's 2016 production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Photo: Jeff Busby

Cast & Crew

Creative team

Conductor Richard Mills
Director Cameron Menzies

Cast

Lucia Jessica Pratt
Enrico José Carbó
Edgardo Carlos E. Bárcenas
Arturo Michael Petruccelli
Raimondo Jud Arthur
Alisa Shakira Tsindos 
Normanno Michael Lapina

Victorian Opera Chorus

Orchestra Victoria

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Reviews

“★★★★ For a piece of operatic history and for the chance to see Jessica Pratt’s achingly passionate performance, this Lucia is a must-see.”

“Pratt builds throughout the night, dazzling with the full complement of interpolated high notes. Her mad scene is utterly spellbinding; the stage is full of wedding guests but every eye is on Pratt.”

“This was singing that wasn’t just haunting: it was spellbinding. ”

“This is how opera should sound; it’s magnificent.”

Presented in association with

West Australian Opera