Opera of the week: women protest Lucia’s death – Slipped DiscSlipped Disc

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Norman Lebrecht

05 Aug 2021

The opera broadcast this week by OperaVision is Lucia di Lammermor

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Hamburg Staatsoper Lucia di Lammermoor turns the city into a stage. Inspired by women’s protests around the world, director Amélie Niermeyer has filmed dancers in the city and invites them to the theater via a video. They rush to the aid of the main character Lucia, who – like the director – asserts herself as a woman in a man’s world. The title role is played by Venera Gimadieva.

The singers are Christoph Pohl as Lord Enrico Ashton, Francesco Demuro as Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood, Beomjin Kim as Lord Arturo Bucklaw, Alexander Roslavets as Raimondo Bidebent, Katja Pieweck as Alisa and Daniel Klge as Normanno.

The plot: Lucia loves Edgardo, the last heir to her family’s enemy clan. They are in danger, but Lucia refuses to betray her love. A ring falls to the ground, the nightmare begins – the night sky fills with lightning and thunder, madness and blood reign, there is a corpse, then another and yet another. For pure passion and dramatic tragedy, this is the opera to watch.

Available until 11.09.2021 at 12.00 p.m. CET


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