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Articles tagged with "mad scene"

How the world of theatre influenced Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

24 November 2017

Known for her thought-provoking and highly individual theatre productions, how has director Katie Mitchell shaped The Royal Opera's production of Lucia?

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor: much more than a 'mad scene'

20 November 2017

Lucia’s famous 'mad scene' is just one part of an opera full of spectacular singing, gripping gothic drama and beautiful orchestral music.

Why Lucia di Lammermoor is one of opera's most challenging roles

3 November 2017

Soprano Lisette Oropesa explores the vocal challenges of Donizetti's tragic masterpiece.

Lucia di Lammermoor musical highlight: The Act II sextet and finale

11 April 2016

One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.

Opera Essentials: Lucia di Lammermoor

9 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.

Mad for it: Director Katie Mitchell on her new Royal Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor

7 October 2015

The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.

Dance Highlight: Giselle's Mad Scene

27 January 2014

Captivating choreography and gripping storytelling come together in a pivotal moment in ballet history.