Lucia di Lammermoor, by Donizetti
Scotland, late 16th century. As wars between Catholics and Protestants raged, Lucia Ashton and Edgardo de Ravenswood, both descendants of rival families, love each other. But Enrico, Lucia’s brother and Edgardo’s main enemy, is determined to destroy their union. By a diabolical plot, Enrico manages to lead his sister into a deep madness with fatal consequences. This tragedy, directed by Alain Gauthier, offers an opportunity for young Canadian talent to express their immense talent.
A FIRST LOOK AT THE REPERTOIRE*
G. Donizetti (1797-1848)
Acte I : Air « Cruda, funesta smania…. La pietade in suo favore » (Enrico)*
Acte I : Air « Regnava nel silenzio» (Lucia)**
*Audio file recorded by Nathan Keoughan, (baryton) and Esther Gonthier, (piano)
**Audio file recorded by Andrea Nunez, (soprano) et Esther Gonthier, (piano)
Recording and editing by Pierre Levesque.