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Meryl Dominguez as Lucia
Jared Bybee as Lord Enrico
Mackenzie Gotcher as Edgardo
Lucia (Meryl Dominguez) reads Enrico's (Jared Bybee) forged letter

2016–2017 Season

Lucia di Lammermoor · Donizetti

Christofer Macatsoris, Conductor - Nic Muni, Stage Director

Wednesday, February 15 – Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Lucy (Lucia) Ashton is caught in a feud between her own family and the Ravenswoods in the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland. She desires to marry Edgardo Ravenswood, much to the dismay of her brother, Lord Enrico. As Enrico pushes her to marry Arturo Bucklaw (partly to ease his own financial distress) Lucia’s mental state declines rapidly.

The opera includes one of the most famous “mad scenes” in the genre (Il dolce suono…Spargi d’amaro pianto), in which Enrico’s machinations have pushed Lucy over the edge and in her madness, she kills Arturo.

A technically demanding and artistically challenging piece, coloratura sopranos Maria Callas and Dame Joan Sutherland had breakthroughs in the role of Lucia.

2016-17 Cast

Lord Enrico Ashton Jared Bybee (Feb 25, 28 & Mar 14)
Jorge Espino (Mar 2 & 4)
Lucia Meryl Dominguez (Feb 25, 28)
Alexandra Nowakowski (Mar 2, 4 & 14)
Alisa Hannah Ludwig
Raimondo Daniel Noyola
Edgardo Matthew White (Mar 4)
Piotr Buszewski (Mar 2, 14)
Mackenzie Gotcher (Feb 25 & 28)
 Lord Arturo  Roy Hage
 Normanno  Abraham Bretón


Karen Barraza, Claire de Monteil, Alejandra Gomez, Rebecca Gulinello, Christopher Kenney Alasdair Kent, Timothy Renner, JoAna Rusche, Anthony Whitson-Martini

Soprano Angela Meade (as Lucia) and Tenor Michael Fabiano (as Edgardo) singing "Sulla tomba che rinserra" in the 2009 AVA production

AVA's most recent performance of Donizetti’s opera in 2009 saw future Tucker and Sills award winner Angela Meade singing the title role opposite (Tucker and Sills award winner) Michael Fabiano’s Edgardo with Taylor Stayton singing the role of the unfortunate Arturo Bucklaw.

Mr. Fabiano reprised his Edgardo for Opera National de Paris in 2013 and famously performed on seven hours’ notice as a last-minute fill in at the Metropolitan Opera in 2015.

Mr. Stayton - last seen in Philadelphia as Count Almaviva in Opera Philadelphia’s Il barbiere di Siviglia - reprised his Arturo at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden last season.

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