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Cancelled: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
Dates/times in Tokyo time zone
Performers
New National Theatre
Speranza ScappucciConductor
Jean-Louis GrindaDirector
Rudy SabounghiSet Designer
Jorge JaraCostume Designer
Shingo SudoBaritoneEnrico
Irina LunguSopranoLucia
Lawrence BrownleeTenorEdgardo
Atsushi KannoTenorNormanno
Yuka KobayashiMezzo-sopranoAlisa
Takayuki ItoBassRaimondo
Hideki MatayoshiTenorArturo
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

Lucia di Lammermoor is one of the finest bel canto operas composed by Gaetano Donizetti.

Set in Ravenswood in 17th-century Scotland, the story unfolds around Lucia, her brother Enrico, Lord of Lammermoor and Edgardo, Lucia's lover and Enrico's antagonistic rival.

One of the auditory highlights is "Il dolce suono... Spargi d'amaro pianto", sung by Lucia in the famous Mad Scene. This well-known aria is a demanding piece tackled by many coloratura sopranos.

This production directed by Jean-Louis Grinda was produced in collaboration with the Opèra de Monte-Carlo in Monaco and had its world premiere at the NNTT in 2017. Following that, it was performed at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in June 2019 and at the Opèra de Monte-Carlo in Monaco in November the same year. The lead role of Lucia will be sung by the stunning soprano Irina Lungu, who mesmerised audiences with her impressive technique and expression in La traviata in 2017. Edgardo will be played by the popular bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee, while Mattia Olivieri, whose brilliant performance and solid vocals we witnessed as Ford in Falstaff, will take on the role of Enrico. Speranza Scappucci, the talk of houses worldwide, will taking up the baton in her long-awaited NNTT debut.

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