Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia di Lammermoor, a tragic drama in three acts, music by Gaetano Donizetti and Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano based upon Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.
In Donizetti’s dark drama, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness — she loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness to Donizetti’s magnificent score in one of opera’s most famous, horrifying, and musically gorgeous scenes.