Getting up at 3:30 this morning to catch a 6:30 a.m. flight in order to get back to Dallas in time for this afternoon’s matinee at the Dallas Symphony was a challenge, but fortunately yesterday’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Canadian Opera was a late afternoon matinee!
The production was staged by David Alden and originally created for English National Opera a couple of years ago. It was set in a moldering Victorian insane asylum, and had an eerie Dickensian feel. It may not have been faithful to the various locales indicated in Cammerano’s libretto, but it all had a certain theatrical logic that made for a riveting theatrical experience. [Read more…]