What good ol’ fashioned opera doesn’t end with an unwilling bride covered in blood, singing bel canto at her wedding guests? Sorry, did we mention spoiler alert? The Romantic Italian opera returns to LA for the first time in ten years in a new production filled with violence, insanity and love—in short, all the best stuff of drama. The high note of the evening will be the performance of Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova, who takes on the title role for her first time. Get there an hour early for an informative (and free) talk by music director James Conlon.
Lucia di Lammermoor