Broadcasts from the Houston Grand Opera continue at noon this Saturday, November 12, with a performance of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon the historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott. The performance will run approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.
The volatile religious and political conflicts of two ancient Scottish clans fuel the drama of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Enrico Ashton, sung by Scott Hendricks, forces his sister Lucia, sung by Albina Shagimuratova, to marry a powerful man despite her love for Edgardo, sung by Dimitri Pittas, the scion of the Ravenswood, whose lands the Ashtons have taken.
Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle ("Sweeney Todd" – Broadway, 2006) creates intense drama amid the ever-shifting Scottish landscape in this new Houston Grand Opera production, while Italian conductor Antonino Fogliani makes his debut with the company.