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Gaetano Donizetti


An opera in three acts

The Lucia di Lammermoor Opera was first introduced on September 26th, 1835 in Naples. Four years later a French version was introduced in Paris. However, it was not a mere translation, a slight difference was obvious. The libretto was written by Salvatore Cammarano, freely based on the novel The Bride from Lammermoor written by Walter Scott. The opera has three acts and is considered the most successful tragic opera of the author and one of the most beautiful masterpieces of the Italian Bel Canta period. The masterpiece of the tragic love of Lucia from Lammermoor and Edgard di Ravenswood on the stage of the Moravian Theatre Olomouc was directed by the experienced Martin Otava (Magpie Thief, The Flying Dutchman, La Traviata), and all that under the baton of the artistic director of the opera and operetta ensemble Miloslav Oswald.