Overview


Synopsis

The tragic love story of Lucia di Lammermoor follows Lucia and Edgardo, members of opposing houses in Scotland who are carrying on a secret affair. Enrico, Lucia’s brother, forces Lucia to marry another nobleman, Arturo, lying to her, saying that Edgardo has betrayed her and married someone else. Lucia is devastated and, so deep in her grief, that she starts to lose her sanity. Edgardo bursts in on the wedding, and curses Lucia for betraying him. After the wedding, Lucia goes mad and kills Arturo in their wedding bed. Edgardo knowing nothing of her madness, vows to a duel with Enrico. Lucia finally dies, imaging she is going to heaven. As her coffin is carried by, Edgardo learns of her death and kills himself to be with her in heaven.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Lead

Tenor



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1835
Genres
Drama, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings, Simple/No Set, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
early 18th century, scotland
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Ideal For
professional, regional, low budget
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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