Lucia di Lammermoor
by Gaetano Donizetti
Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti stars as the fragile title heroine who teeters between love and madness with Vittorio Grigolo as her lover.
The character of Lucia has become an icon in opera and beyond, an archetype of the constrained woman asserting herself in society. The insanity that overtakes and destroys her, depicted in opera’s most celebrated mad scene, in Donizetti's setting remains seductively beautiful, thoroughly compelling, and deeply disturbing.
The tale is set in Scotland amid civil war and tribal strife, creating a background of fragmentation reflected in both Lucia’s family situation and her own fragile psyche.
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Lucia: Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti
Edgardo: Vittorio Grigolo
Enrico: Massimo Cavalletti
Raimondo: Vitalij Kowaljow
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Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs 27 min