Opera of the Week: Women protest Lucia’s deathOpera
This week’s streamed opera from OperaVision is Lucia di Lammermor
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Staatsoper Hamburg’s Lucia di Lammermoor turns the city into a stage. Inspired by worldwide women’s protests, director Amelie Niermeyer has filmed dancers in the city and invites them into the theatre via 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 sung by Venera Gimadieva.
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 of her family’s enemy clan. They are in danger, but Lucia refuses to betray her love. A ring falls to the floor, the nightmare begins – the nocturnal 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 for viewing until 11.09.2021 at 12h00 CET