LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Composed by: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by: Salvadore Cammarano
Directed by: Benjamin Spierman
Opera San Jose, CA

Conducted by: Ming Luke
Lighting by: Sean A. Russell
Costumes by: B. Modern

“Steven Kemp’s set design is stunning and is so much part of the drama that it almost becomes a character in its own right. Artistic director Larry Hancock chose to move the action of the opera back to 1485 when King Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the end of the War of the Roses to explain the necessity of Lucia’s family needing her to marry someone in the Tudor camp, thereby currying favor and lining their own pockets...Opera San Jose’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ is a dazzling production in which the marriage of music and drama takes center stage.

Heather J. Morris
Peninsula Review

"The beautiful forest scene, at once featuring verdant mounds of grass and leafless tree trunks, drew a gasp from the audience when it was revealed. Such was its austere beauty."

James Sohre
Opera Today