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Los Angeles Opera presents Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”

A scene from Simon Stone’s staging of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (shown in 2022 performances at the Metropolitan Opera). Photo by Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera. Singer is Nadine Sierra

Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor —  the title role to be shared by sopranos Amanda Woodbury and Liv Redpath, both former members of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program who now regularly perform in the world’s important opera houses.

Amanda Woodbury is Lucia Sept. 17, 21, 24. Photo LA Opera.

From the Los Angeles Opera Press Release: August 22, 2022 — “LA Opera opens its 2022/23 season with a sensational new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti’s spellbinding tale of marriage, madness and murder. Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her debut outing as the company’s new Resident Conductor.”

Performances will take place from September 17 through October 9, 2022, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Liv Redpath is Lucia Sept.2 8, Oct. 2, 9. Photo LA Opera.

Press Release: “In director Simon Stone’s powerful new staging, a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, the story is updated to a present-day world of desperation and decline. The gorgeously moody musical score masterfully conveys a young woman’s isolation and instability as she slips into a terrifying world of delirium.”

“Two extraordinary sopranos who launched their careers at LA Opera will take on the iconic title role: Amanda Woodbury, who’s now a star at the Metropolitan Opera, and Liv Redpath, who recently made her role debut as Lucia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.”

Arturo Chacón-Cruz is Edgardo in all performances. Photo LA Opera.

“Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz, a longtime company favorite, returns as Lucia’s beloved Edgardo, with baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as Enrico and bass-baritone Eric Owens as Raimondo.”

Lina González-Granados makes her company debut as Resident Conductor

LA Opera’s mask policy, along with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and enhanced cleaning protocols, remains in place to ensure the safest possible experience for audiences, the company’s top priority.

Ticket buyers should be advised that the he title role is double-cast with two sopranos sharing the the tile role:  Sopranos Amanda Woodbury (September 17, 21, 24) and Liv Redpath (September 28; October 2, 9). The rest of the cast remains the same.

Lina González-Granados, LAO Resident Conductor. Photo LA Opera.

There will be six performances of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012:

Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 6pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 2pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 2pm


Masks are required at all times for all patrons and visitors in all indoor spaces at LA Opera, except while eating and drinking in designated areas

Note: This production contains adult subject matter and depictions of violence and drug use.

A scene from Simon Stone’s staging of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (shown in 2022 performances at the Metropolitan Opera). Photo by Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera.