Arizona Opera Lucia Di Lammermoor Tickets

Arizona Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor, a tragic story of the repression of love written by the Italian composer; Gaetano Donizetti. The story of Lucia di Lammermoor revolves around the emotionally weak and vulnerable character of Lucy Ashton, who is trapped between a family dispute; Lammermoors with that of the Ravenwoods.

Set in the 17th century Scottish highlands, the lead character of the play represents the perfection of vocal art drawing attention back to the memorable bel canto or ‘beautiful singing’ era of Italian opera. The opera is the best opportunity to show off the skills embodied by a coloratura soprano.  It is a manifestation of Donizetti’s strength as a composer who has created pieces that have served as vehicles by virtue of which great singers can present their talent.  Vocally strong, Lucia’s character is essentially driven by drama as she enacts every scene to perfection making each bel canto note and embellishment reflect its essence through the characteristics of her role and performance.

Donizetti’s opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ was staged for the first time in 1835 in Naples. Since then, it has been undertaken and performed by many artists. One of the main reasons for its everlasting popularity lies in its classic third act mad scene performance by the main character. The intense drama of this act coupled with the purity and depth of vocal arts has had a profound impact on the audience of opera for generations.  Arizona Opera Lucia di Lammermoor tickets will take you to a show that is a glorious example of the power of aural quality that has been cherished by lovers of the art form since centuries. 

One of the most legendary tragic operas of all time is about to be re-created by an opera company among the best in the business. The Arizona Opera Lucia di Lammermoor will be a very special production that will captivate the hearts and minds of classical theater fans. So if you belong to that category then book your Arizona Opera Lucia di Lammermoor tickets and witness the re-creation of an epic opera live.

What makes this production the more special is the fact that the opera is being revived by one of the premier companies of its field. The "Arizona Opera" was incepted in the year 1971 and was named the Tucson Opera Company. James P.Sullivan took over the as the director and the organization made its debut next year with an epic performance of "The Barber of Seville." That was the start of an era of excellence that has continued to this day. In just four years from its debut the Arizona Opera had branched out its operations and performances to Phoenix as well. Glynn Ross replaced Sullivan at the helm in 1983 and initiated a sustained period of growth that increased the number of performances from three to five for a regular season.

David Speers then came onboard in 1998 and went about increasing investment on every aspect of the organization. What that did was improve the overall quality of the performances which then increase ticket sales dramatically. Cal Stewart Kellogg became Arizona Opera’s first ever principal conductor in the year 2000. Speers place was then taken over by Joel Revzen in 2003 who remained in the post for six years before being replaced by Scott Altman. The Arizona Opera’s season comprises of five performances. Three out of those are held at the Phoenix Symphony Hall and the other two take place at the Tucson Convention Center.

The company will be looking to add another glorious chapter to its legacy with Arizona Opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia di Lammermoor is a classic by the legendary Gaetano Donizetti. It is a three part opera that has been on the list of the most famous operas in history. The plot is based in seventeenth century in Scotland. At the Lammermoor Castle a search is being conducted to find an intruder. The head of the guards named Normanno thinks that the person being searched is Edgardo who secretly comes to meet Lucia.

Lucia’s brother Enrico doesn’t like that and takes a vows to do something about it.  Lucia meets Edgardo at the fountain and they trade rings after taking their vows before Edgardo makes his way to France. While on the other hand it is decided that Lucia is to get married to Arturo. To convince his sister, Enrico comes up with a fake document that shows Edgardo will not return as he has forgotten her. Edgardo shows up a few minutes after the wedding takes place and that turns the plot upside down in an epic portrayal of love, deception and hatred.

Donizetti jotted down this magnificent opera way back in the year 1835. It made its debut on 26th September later that year. Donizetti then altered to the score for a version in French. The opera is considered to be among Donizetti’s greatest creations. It has been revived multiple times over the years as well.

Lucia di Lammermoor has etched its name in theatrical folklore as a truly iconic production. It has remained a staple of operatic excellence for well over a century and a half and that fact alone is enough to show how highly it is revered among the opera loving fraternity. Now that the curtain is about to be raised on this latest magnificent offering book your Arizona Opera Lucia di Lammermoor tickets and be a part of a magical experience live.

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