A thoroughly modern meltdown in Met’s reimagined ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

  • Nadine Sierra in the title role of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The Washington Post
Published: 5/17/2022 8:13:38 AM
Modified: 5/17/2022 8:11:50 AM

Lammermoor ain’t what it used to be. Or, at least, it wasn’t during the opening night at the Metropolitan Opera.

In Simon Stone’s visually stunning and conceptually arresting production of Donizetti’s enduring 1835 opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” the verdant hills and wild landscape of 18th-century Scotland have been paved over and replaced with the living ruins of the American Rust Belt: a pawnshop, a cheap motel, a liquor store, an ATM that charges too much. Its natural glories now artificial and garish; its mysteries now a minimart.

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“Lucia di Lammermoor” will be streamed live at the Bank of N.H. Stage in Concord on May 21 at 12:55 p.m., doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $26 plus fees and available at ccanh.com.

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