La Scala

Lucia Di Lammermoor

In Cinemas 10, 11 & 14 Jun 2023
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Lisette Oropesa (Lucia), Juan Diego Flórez (Edgardo), Boris Pinkhasovich (Enrico), Leonardo Cortellazzi (Arturo), Michele Pertusi (Raimondo), Valentina Pluzhnikov (Alisa), Giorgio Misseri (Normanno)
Gaetano Donizetti
Yannis Kokkos
Set Design
Yannis Kokkos
2h50 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 13 Apr 2023
Official Event Listing
  • Riveting. Flórez and Oropesa did not disappoint on the opening night, when La Scala’s exacting audience filled the auditorium with untypically delirious applause. The chemistry between them is electrifying from the opening duet.
    A powerful, dark performance, the orchestra follows Chailly with a beautiful, rich, ominous sound. The Chorus is in customary top form. Oropesa is poignant, overwhelming and Flórez confirms his status as the greatest bel canto tenor of his generation.
    Laura Servidei, BACHTRACK

Opera in three acts (1835)

New Production! Artist/director Yannis Kokkos and Riccardo Chailly’s highly anticipated new staging of Donizetti’s potent bel canto masterpiece was originally intended to inaugurate La Scala’s 2020-2021 season, where Lisette Oropesa would have had the honour of becoming the first American soprano to feature in a title role at the opening gala since Maria Callas sung Norma in 1955, but the production was instead delayed to 2023.

Based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, with a libretto by regular Donizetti collaborator Salvadore Cammarano, the story follows an ongoing feud between the Ashton and Ravenwood clans, two feuding noble families in 16th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for young lovers Lucia (Oropesa) and Edgardo (Juan Diego Flórez), culminating in a mad third act.

Also featuring in the luxury cast is Boris Pinkhasovich as Lucia's only brother, Enrico, Michele Pertusi as her tutor, Raimondo and Leonardo Cortellazzi as Lord Arturo.

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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