Thursday, October 18, 2012

Arizona Opera Season Begins on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Lisette Oropesa stars as Lucia in the Oct. 20 performance.
  • Lisette Oropesa stars as Lucia in the Oct. 20 performance.

Arizona Opera opens its season with Lucia di Lammermoor at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21. Tickets range from $25 to $125. For information, visit www.azopera.org. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Opera Synopsis:

In the Scottish highlands, a feud drives men to murder and a woman to madness. Fragile Lucia secretly loves Edgardo, the sworn enemy of her brother, Enrico. To ensure the Lammermoor family retains its standing, Enrico is determined to marry his sister to the scion of a powerful family. Enrico’s deceitful scheme forces Lucia into a loveless marriage, driving the devastated girl toward madness. In the battle between love and family, will anyone win?

Hailed by The New York Times for her magnetism and seductive tones, famed Soprano Lisette Oropesa plays the role of Lucia. Ornate costumes and grand, gloomy Scottish castles are the backdrop for this Arizona Opera production of Donizetti’s dramma tragic, set in the 17th century. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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