A selection of audience responses to The Royal Ballet's performance of 'Emeralds', 'Rubies' and 'Diamonds', relayed to cinemas across the world.
Lucia’s brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. He hastily arranges her marriage to his associate Arturo. Edgardo and Lucia privately exchange rings before he leaves to fight in France.
Lucia di Lammermoor is Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece. The opera marked the beginning of his partnership with regular collaborator librettist Salvadore Cammarano – who, as was the fashion of the day, looked to Walter Scott. Cammarano’s adaptation of Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor moved Donizetti greatly with its tale of the tragic consequences of a forced marriage. In the subsequent score he produced not only some of his most beautiful but also his most dramatically potent music.
- Gaetano Donizetti
- Salvadore Cammarano
- Katie Mitchell
- Vicki Mortimer
- Lighting designer
- Jon Clark
- Movement director
- Joseph Alford
Lucia di Lammermoor Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
News and features
The Royal Ballet's performance of this delightful three-act work will be broadcast from the Royal Opera House to cinemas around the world.
Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.
To find out more visit the Lucia di Lammermoor (2016) production page.