A South African actress became the soloist in Lucia di Lammermoor opera

Pretty Yende in the role of Lucia. Photo source -

On October, 14, 2016 a premiere of this season, a tragic opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” took place at the Paris Opera. The role of Lucia plays a South African actress Pretty Yende in the production by Andrei Serban. The conductor is Ricardo Frizza.

The Opera was first presented to the public on September, 26, 1835 and it received rocognition fron the public. An opera composer Gaetano Donizetti became its author, and libretto was written by an Italian playwright Salvatore Cammarano.

The plot of the Opera was a novel by Walter Scott “The bride of Lammermoor”. The novel is based on real events and tells the story of two lovers who are not destined to be together, as in the Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

In this season the performances of “Lucia di Lammermoor” will be held until November, 16. The Opera consists of two parts, it is performed in Italian with English and French surtitles. The music is performed by the Orchestra and Choirs of the national opera of Paris. The tickets’ price is 70-150 EUR.

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