Opening the Canadian Opera Company's 2012/2013 spring season is Gaetano Donizetti's bel cantomasterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor, starring American soprano Anna Christy in a production created especially for her by director David Alden at English National Opera. American conductor Stephen Lord, named one of the "25 Most Powerful Names in U.S. Opera" by Opera News, leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Donizetti's cascading romantic melodies.
Last presented by the COC in 2004, Lucia di Lammermoor returns for nine performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 17, 20, 26, 30, May 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24, 2013, and is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES.
The Gothic world of Lucia di Lammermoor, conceived by Alden and his creative team, transports audiences to the ominous, brooding Scotland of Sir Walter Scott's popular novel, The Bride of Lammermoor, on which the opera is based. An immediate success with critics and audiences at the time of its 1835 premiere in Naples,Lucia di Lammermoor remains one of the most popular operas in the repertoire. Young Lucia, who is treated as little more than chattel within a brutal, power-driven society, is deceived by her brother, and forced to betray the man she loves and marry another. When confronted by her discarded lover, the expression of Lucia's broken heart, and now-fractured mind, results in one of the most famous and stunning mad scenes in all of opera. The quintessential bel canto opera, Lucia di Lammermoor is a showpiece for extraordinary singing.
Single tickets for Lucia di Lammermoor are $12 - $325 (includes applicable taxes). Tickets are available online at coc.ca, by calling 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sixty $12 Standing Room tickets are available at 11 a.m. the morning of each performance, in person only at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office. Limit of two tickets per person. Subject to availability.
Special young people's tickets are priced from $23 to $110 (includes applicable taxes). These ticket prices apply to those who are 15 years of age or under, accompanied by and sitting next to an adult.
Patrons between the ages of 16 and 29 may purchase $22 Opera Under 30 tickets as of April 6, 2013 at 10 a.m., online at coc.ca, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office. Program patrons may opt to pay $35, whereby their seats are automatically upgraded to the best available on the morning of the performance they are attending. Opera Under 30 is presented by TD Bank Group.
Student group tickets are $22 per student and may be purchased by calling 416-306-2356.
Rush seats, starting at $25 and subject to availability, go on sale at 11 a.m. on the morning of each performance at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office. Limit of two tickets per person.