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Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramatic opera written in two acts. Salvatore Cammerano has written this libretto based upon Sir Walter Scott’s novel “The Bride of Lammermoor”. This opera is one of the world’s leading opera in world opera literature. This opera for the first time was performed at 26.09.1835 year in theatre San Carlo in Napoli. The story in the original part of Sir Walter Scott is based on the true story in the history of the family Ster. The event takes place in Lammermoor, place in Scotland in 1669 year. The libretto of this opera contains the basic of the Sir Scot’s story, but Salvatore Cammerano in his dramaturgical action introduces the personalities that don’t exist in the part of Sir Scot.
Conductor: Bisera Chadlovska
Director / Set designer: Lev Pugliese (Italy)
Costume designer: Marija Pupuchevska
Lucia: Ana Durlovski
Enrico: Marjan Jovanoski
Edgardo: Zoran Sotirov
Arturo: Marjan Nikolovski
Raimondo: Aleksandar Stefanovski
Alisa: Nikolina Janevska
Normanno: Jane Dunimagloski
Preforming Orchestra and Choir of MOB
Scene 1/1: The gardens of Lammermoor Castle. Normanno, captain of the castle guard, and other retainers are searching for an intruder. He tells Enrico that he believes that the man is Edgardo, and that he comes to the castle to meet Lucia. It is confirmed that Edgardo is indeed the intruder. Enrico reaffirms his hatred for the Ravenswood family and his determination to end the relationship.
Scene 1/2: By a fountain at the entrance to the park, beside the castle. Lucia waits for Edgardo. In her famous aria Regnava nel Silenzio, Lucia tells her maid Alisa that she has seen the ghost of a girl killed on the very same spot by a jealous Ravenswood ancestor. Alisa tells Lucia that the apparition is a warning and that she must give up her love for Edgardo. Edgardo enters; for political reasons, he must leave immediately for France. He hopes to make his peace with Enrico and marry Lucia. Lucia tells him this is impossible, and instead they take a sworn vow of marriage and exchange rings. Edgardo leaves.
I ACT /Scene 1: Lord Ashton’s apartments in Lammermoor Castle. Preparations have been made for the imminent wedding of Lucia to Arturo. Enrico worries about whether Lucia will really submit to the wedding. He shows his sister a forged letter seemingly proving that Edgardo has forgotten her and taken a new lover. Enrico leaves Lucia to further persuasion this time by Raimondo, Lucia’s chaplain and tutor, that she should renounce her vow to Edgardo, for the good of the family, and marry Arturo.
I ACT /Scene 2: A hall in the castle. Arturo arrives for the marriage. Lucia acts strangely, but Enrico explains that this is due to the death of her mother. Arturo signs the marriage contract, followed reluctantly by Lucia. At that point Edgardo suddenly appears in the hall. Raimondo prevents a fight, but he shows Lucia’s signature on the marriage contract to Edgardo. He curses her, demanding that they return their rings to each other. He tramples his ring on the ground, before being forced out of the castle.
II ACT /Scene 1: The Wolf’s Crag. Enrico visits Edgardo to challenge him to a duel. He tells him that Lucia is already enjoying her bridal bed. Edgardo agrees to fight him. They will meet later by the graveyard of the Ravenswoods, near the Wolf’s Crag.
II ACT/Scene 2: A Hall in Lammermoor Castle. Raimondo interrupts the marriage celebrations to tell the guests that Lucia has gone mad and killed her bridegroom Arturo. Lucia enters. In the aria ‘Il dolce suono’ she imagines being with Edgardo, soon to be happily married. Enrico enters and at first threatens Lucia but later softens when he realizes her condition. Lucia collapses. Raimondo blames Normanno for precipitating the whole tragedy.
IIACT/Scene 3: The graveyard of the Ravenswood family. Edgardo is resolved to kill himself on Enrico’s sword. He learns that Lucia is dying and then Raimondo comes to tell him that she has already died. Edgardo stabs himself with a dagger, hoping to be reunited with Lucia in heaven.