A young woman falls in love with a handsome young man who saves her from a wild beast. This Bel Canto classic is not, however, a simple love story. Based on the Walter Scott novel The Bride of Lammermoor, this opera puts the fragile Lucia at the center of the competing demands of her brother, her spiritual mentor, and her beloved. It’s enough to make anyone crack, and crack she does, in spectacular form, resulting in opera’s most famous “mad scene.” Join us for the spectacular, haunting music of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Hosted by Pat and special guest co-host Kathleen Van de Wille