In Scotland, Lucia and Edgardo are breathlessly, desperately in love. But their two clans are bitter rivals, so Lucia’s villainous brother Enrico sets out to kill his young sister’s romance. And he deploys every devious device he can muster, including lies, forgery, and finally the false revelation of Edgardo’s infidelity.
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Chicago Stage Review - Highly Recommended
"...Lyric Opera’s current production of Lucia di Lammermoor is a great example of how to successfully reinterpret a classic. Long a favorite of bel canto opera fans, it is loosely based on a tragic melodrama by quintessential Scottish romantic author Sir Walter Scott. A tale of warring clans who use the beautiful Lucia as political tender, it reveals her forbidden love with a family rival, eventually dooming her to murder, madness and death."
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Chicago Theater Beat - Highly Recommended
"...On the road to this phenomenal production, there are obstacles. Wacker Street construction surrounds it like a moat protecting a fortress. Lucia di Lammermoor is a damsel worthy of enduring the demolition war zone. Just give yourself plenty of time, The Lyric Opera curtain rises on time. The show must go on!"