Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Friday, June 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 15 at 2:00pm
at the Carterville High School Performing Arts Center
$25 Premium, $20 General; $8 Students any age
The tragic opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, a tale of love, murder and suicide based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, includes some of Donizetti’s most beautiful melodies, the famous Sextet and Lucia’s Mad Scene. Directed by Josh Shaw, the cast features the exotic Spanish soprano, Laura Alonso as Lucia, the return of fabulous tenor Brian Cheney as Edgardo, Southern Illinois’ own David Dillard as Raimondo, and a fabulous supporting cast with adult and children’s choruses. The opera is sung in Italian, with projected English supertitles, for two performances at the 750-seat Carterville High School Performing Arts Center.