Lucia di Lammermoor

16th Century Scotland. Lucia’s wedding day, supposed to be the “happiest day of her life”, turns into a nightmare: coerced by her brother Enrico, she signs a marriage contract with Lord Arturo, when suddenly her true love appears: Edgardo Ravenswood, her family’s mortal enemy. Edgardo curses her. Before the wedding night is over, Lucia kills her husband and returns to the festivities — her dress stained with blood, a dagger in her hand, on the verge of losing her sanity.

Lucia’s eerie and simultaneously beautiful song in her “mad scene”, accompanied in Coburg by the almost supernatural sound of the glass harmonica, is undoubtably one of the most famous and moving moments of this opera. It raises the question of who is actually insane: Lucia, betrayed and sold to her groom, or the unscrupulous and duplicitous society which surrounds her? Beyond the coloratura artistry typical of the period, in “Lucia di Lammermoor” Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) paints the profoundly human portrait of a strong but despairing woman who, at the mercy of her brother’s blind hatred, is torn apart by the impossibility of her love for Edgardo.

The internationally sought-after director Joan Anton Rechi, whose recent engagements include directing in Düsseldorf, Barcelona and Helsinki, returns to the Landestheater after “Into the Woods”. Known for the rich imagery of his stagings, he will be joined by the same team to bring to the stage this outstanding bel canto jewel of love, hate, betrayal and jealousy in emotionally gripping scenes.

Musical Director
Johannes Braun
Chorus Director
Mikko Sidoroff
Joan Anton Rechi
Stage Designer
Gabriel Insignares
Costume Designer
Sandra Münchow
Dorothee Harpain

Lord Enrico Ashton
Marvin Zobel
Dimitra Kotidou
Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood
Peter Aisher
Raimondo Bidebent
Bartosz Araszkiewicz
Kora Pavelic
Dirk Mestmacher

Chorus of the Landestheater Coburg
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Landestheater Coburg