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Lucia Di Lammermoor

26 October - 4 November 2017 His Majesty's Theatre

Lucia Di Lammermoor

26 October - 4 November 2017 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by West Australian Opera

An iconic work for Australia, this is the opera which made Dame Joan Sutherland famous, in the production she made her own.

The traditional setting of this opera is much loved by opera audiences. This season is cast with a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.


An original production by Opera Australia


Two noble Scottish families, the Ashton’s and the Ravenswood’s, are sworn enemies. Enrico Ashton, who is almost bankrupt, has arranged for Arturo to marry his sister, Lucia, who is in love with Edgardo Ravenswood.

Act One
Ashton’s servants search the castle for an intruder, while Lucia waits for Edgardo in the garden. Edgardo tells Lucia he must leave for France, but first hopes to make peace with Enrico so that he may marry Lucia. They exchange rings.

Act Two
Enrico decides Lucia must marry Arturo at once. He knows she will resist, so he shows her a forged letter suggesting Edgardo’s unfaithfulness. Lucia is crushed. Arturo and the stunned Lucia sign the marriage contract. Edgardo suddenly arrives and discovers Lucia's signature on the marriage contract. He curses her, and throws his ring to the floor.

Act Three
Arturo and Lucia have retired to the bridal chamber. Raimondo interrupts the festivities in the Great Hall and announces that Lucia has stabbed her husband to death. Lucia enters, smeared with blood. She collapses and is carried away. Outside the castle, Edgardo learns that Lucia has died, and stabs himself, hoping to be united in death with Lucia.

Cast and Creatives

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Original Director: John Copley
Rehearsal Director: Matthew Barclay
Set Designer: Henry Bardon
Costume Designer: Michael Stennett
Lighting Designer: Donn Byrnes

Lucia: Emma Pearson
Enrico: Samuel Dundas
Edgardo:Aldo Di Toro
Arturo: David Woodward
Raimondo: Wade Kernot
Normanno: Matthew Lester
Alisa: Fiona Campbell


West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Warnings: Adult Themes (mad scene, blood, suicide)

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
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