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Lucia di Lammermoor 2002Tayside Opera

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The first staging of Lucia by Tayside Opera, back in 1980, had been very successful, and this version was musically as strong, if not so atmospherically designed. Apart from the two lowest voices, all the solo roles were double cast. This worked especially well in the two romantic tenor parts, where the 'night off' involved Edgardo stepping down to the shorter role of Arturo. That character thereby gained greater significance than is often the case.

As before, the complete text was used, and the dramatic elements were beautifully paced by conductor Brian Craib, who built up the tension in an ideal way, both at the end of the first act through the sextet and finale, then through the various climaxes of the second act..

Performance Cast

Normanno the Ashtons' forester

Richard Erskine (Oct 16, 18)

Philip Kearns (Oct 17, 19)

Enrico Lord Henry Ashton

Astmar Olafsson

Raimondo Bide the Bent, the Ashtons' chaplain

Neil Mudie

Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister

Fiona Brownsmith (Oct 17, 19)

Alison McDonald (Oct 17, 19)

Alisa Ailsa, Lucy's companion

Heather McLean (Oct 16, 18)

Norma Carr (Oct 17, 19)

Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood

Robert Amon (Oct 16, 18)

Ian Priestley (Oct 17, 19)

Arturo Lord Arthur Bucklaw

Ian Priestley (Oct 16, 18)

Robert Amon (Oct 17, 19)

Performance DatesLucia di Lammermoor 2002

Map List

Gardyne Theatre | Dundee

16 Oct, 19.30 17 Oct, 19.30 18 Oct, 19.30 19 Oct, 19.30

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