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Lucia di Lammermoor 1980Tayside Opera

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Tayside had not previously attempted Lucia, but, with Mary Timmons and Alan Borthwick having teamed up in previous Verdi productions, it was a logical choice to move on to Donizetti's Scottish opera. They tackled the work with great seriousness of purpose, which stretched to opening out all the standard cuts, something even Scottish Opera had not yet attempted. The Wolf's Crag slanging match for tenor and baritone duly made its powerful effect, and Donizetti's masterly composition of the last act, of which the infamous mad scene is only a part, came over strongly.

Performance Cast

Normanno the Ashtons' forester

Philip Kearns

Enrico Lord Henry Ashton

William Dewar

Raimondo Bide the Bent, the Ashtons' chaplain

David Button

Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister

Mary Timmons

Alisa Ailsa, Lucy's companion

Marion Neilson

Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood

Alan Borthwick

Arturo Lord Arthur Bucklaw

James Gray

Performance DatesLucia di Lammermoor 1980

Map List

College of Education Theatre | Dundee

14 May, 00.00 15 May, 19.30 16 May, 19.30 17 May, 19.30

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