8 April 2016 at 11.12am | 142 Comments
Fantastic night for Damrau who is probably the Lucia of the moment. Castronovo and Tézier terrific #ROHlucia
— Ed Beveridge (@dredbeveridge) April 7, 2016
Production has some smart ideas but fails at many levels by its excess.
When audience laughs at a dead scene, something is wrong #ROHLucia
— Sebastian (@Sebastian_G_A) April 7, 2016
— Tim McDonagh (@tim_mcdonagh) April 7, 2016
— Benjamin Thompson (@HistorianBenj) April 8, 2016
Haters gonna hate. Glad to report cheers for the #ROHLucia production team largely drowned out boos. Thought it was mostly brilliantly done!
— Sasha (@sasherka) April 7, 2016
Not having seen #ROHlucia before, am loving what Katie Mitchell's concept for it has done. What a cast too ! Five Stars from me !
— Jonathan Coulton (@JonathanCoulto1) April 7, 2016
I'm awaiting wails and shrieks of horror and astonishment after #ROHlucia. Is everybody struck dumb/swooning?
— Corrina Connor (@corrinacellist) April 7, 2016
— Yosh M (@yoshkosh10) April 7, 2016
#ROHLucia is a powerful production with some wonderful singing, but the staging and drama sometimes distract from the music (eg, that tap).
— Lisa Katsiaris (@louloufrascatti) April 7, 2016
Arts Desk ★★★★
Financial Times ★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
Music OMH ★★★★
Bachtrack (Cast B)★★★★
The Stage ★★★
Daily Express ★★★
A Younger Theatre (No star rating, very positive)
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Lucia di Lammermoor runs until 19 May 2016. Tickets are still available.
The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Hélène and Jean Peters, Mrs Philip Kan, The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund and The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Cover Awards. It is a co-production with Greek National Opera.
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