'Lucia of Lammermoor’ arrives at the Teatro Real

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Between days 22 June and 13 of July Royal Theatre offer 15 functions from Lucia of Lammermoor, from Gaetano Donizetti, en la aclamada producción concebida por el director de escena estadounidense David Alden para la English National Opera en 2010 and presented later in the operas of Washington D.C., Toronto, Bonn, Oslo and Gothenburg, always with great success.

Based on the historical novel truculent Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor, what Salvatore Camarano He transformed into libretto, la ópera es el epítome del melodrama romántico: exacerbated emotions, impossible loves, ancestral conflicts, spectral spaces, duels, betrayals, madness, death…

Donizetti compuso la música en apenas un mes, influenciado por el triunfo de I puritani, de su rival Vincenzo Bellini, cuya ópera tiene también una estremecedora escena de locura y una premonitoria tempestad. (En el Teatro Real Javier Camarena fue el protagonista de I puritani in 2016 y lo es ahora también, en la ópera de Donizetti, debutando el papel de Edgardo).

Lucia di Lammermoor es una joven huérfana, unbalanced and dreamy, in love with Edgardo, enemy of the family, He hated by his brother, that encourages marry a noble wealthy to save ruin. For that, with the complicity of the chaplain and the black arts of his guardian, Lucia led to believe that her lover has betrayed. Pushed to sign the marriage certificate, young, broken by grief and madness Dam, murders her husband in the wedding night, Alienated in a sort of angelic dream that culminates in his death and the subsequent suicide of her beloved.

Con esta historia truculenta y el oficio, brillantez y fecundidad característicos de Donizetti, the score flows, overwhelming, alternating fast-paced drama with long suspensions of theatrical action, in which the characters express their feelings with great expressive breath and a full vocal writing of artifices, often for the benefit of the psychological characterization of the characters. A) Yes, the extreme difficulty of the coloratura and high registers and demonized the role of Lucia give your character an unreal and dreamlike aura, immortalized singers Maria Callas, Leyla Gencer, Joan Sutherland O Edita Gruberová, que interpretó el papel en el Teatro Real en 2001, next to José Bros, with musical direction Friedrich Haider and scenic Graham Vick.

To give consistency to this dramatic plot hyperbolic, David Alden (Alcina Y Otello) Opera stands in a decaying Victorian sanatorium designed by scenographer Charles Edward, which it was inspired by the former residence of the British physician John Langdon Down, discoverer of Down syndrome. En una atmósfera siniestra y claustrofóbica los dos hermanos mantienen una relación enfermiza, in which everything seems to happen in a spectral environment, con reminiscencias de la literatura fantástica de Edgar Allan Poe.

Dos cuartetos protagonistas se alternarán en las 15 functions of the opera, que se interpretará prácticamente sin cortes y con la orquestación original, incluyendo la célebre armónica de cristal que acompaña la escena de la locura.

Encabezan sendos elencos la estadounidense de ascendencia cubana Lisette Oropesa (Rigoletto) and Russian Venera Gimadieva (La traviata, I puritani, Y The Golden Cockerel), que actuarán junto a los tenores Javier Camarena (La fille du régiment, I puritani Y Bookmark) e Ismael Jordi (L'elisir d'amore Y Roberto Devereux), seconded by baritones Artur Ruciński Y Simone Piazzola (Enrico Ashton), the short ones Roberto Tagliavini Y Marko Mimica (Raimondo Bidebent), the tenor Yijie Shi (Lord Arturo Bucklaw), mezzosoprano Marina Pinchuk (Alisa) and baritone Alejandro del Cerro (Normanno).

Daniel Oren, great bel canto specialist works, estará al frente del Headlines Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real.

En el marco de la Opera Week (of the 2 al 8 of July), Lucia of Lammermoor será retransmitida el 7 July at 21.30 horas en museos, theaters, cultural centers, plazas, parks, auditorios y ayuntamientos de toda España y también en Facebook Live, stage Digital Y Opera Vision, plataforma de ópera en streaming de Opera Europa.

Spain will sigh with all the misery of Lucia of Lammermoor, get carried away by their chimeras and enjoy a night of the best belcanto, sharing their experiences with the hashtag #LocuraConLucia.

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