Friday, 26 October 2018

Theater Basel | Lucia di Lammermoor

At the Theater basel Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti is produced by Olivier Py, who stages this love story in his very own way.
It is the tragic story of Lucia, who has killed her husband on her wedding night after being forced into this wedding, even though she loves another man, Edgardo. He is her brothers deadly enemy, which is why Lucias brother does everything in his power to manipulate their love story and finally succeeds. But what seems to be a success for him turns out to be a tragedy for everybody involved.
The music is beautiful and very touching and the singers are incredible, the aria in the mad scene is overwhelming.
We really like the stage setting and the little details, like how Lucias room narrows when her brother is around, and how it opens up, when her lover Edgardo arrives, it seems just as everything is possible when they are together.
Also there are a lot of shadowplays, which create a very special and sometimes intimidating atmosphere.
Towards the end when it gets more dramatic, the stage setting gets darker and more impressive too and even though we have seen this opera beofre, this is our favourite production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

musical direction: Giuseppe La Malfa
production: Olivier Py
stage and costume: Pierre-André Weitz
light: Bertrand Killy
choir: Michael Clark
dramatic composition: Juliane Luster

Rosa Feola / Svetlana Moskalenko as LUCIA ASHTON
Hyunjai Marco Lee as LORD ARTURO BUCKLAW
Tassos Apostolou as RAIMONDO BIDEBENT
Ena Pongrac as ALISA
Karl-Hezin Brandt as NORMANNO

dancers: Jonas Furrer, Giuliano Guerrini, Lukas Hofmann, Mirjam Karvat, Ivan Yaher
choir: choir of the Theater Basel
symphony Orchestra Basel

© picture: Sandra Then

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