Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road (at Melville)
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Date:02/15 Friday - 02/24 Sunday Fri, Sat: 8pm* Sun: 2pm *No performances 2/16, 2/22
A tour de force for coloratura soprano, the Lucia di Lammermoor score packs much more than just the mad scene. A number of very fine arias and ensembles have made Lucia di Lammermoor an enduring favorite with opera audiences. This opera is sung in Italian with English titles.Lucia and Edgardo--whose families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods respectively, have been foes for generations--are secretly in love. In the first act, Edgardo comes to the Ashtons' castle to try to make peace with Enrico, Lucia's brother, but she convinces him it would be futile. Instead, the lovers swear a vow of marriage and exchange rings, after which Edgardo must flee to France for political reasons. Enrico arranges Lucia's marriage to Arturo, a suitor that can help Enrico regain the favor of the court and secure the future of the Ashton family.