Winslow Hall Opera

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Winslow Hall Opera (W.H.O.) are delighted to announce that we will stage 6 performances of Donizetti’s effervescent Scottish drama Lucia di Lammermoor from Friday September 5th through Sunday September 14th 2014.

Based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel of 1819, The Bride of Lammermoor, Donizetti wrote Lucia in 1835. Then, as now, there was strong interest in the history and culture of Scotland. Indeed the referendum on Scottish independence takes place only 4 days after our final performance.

A darkly romantic tale of family honour, betrayal and madness, the story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia) who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland in the 17th century.

Lucia di Lammermoor is Italian Romantic opera at its most powerful and dramatic, and as such, is the jewel in the crown of Bel Canto opera.

The performances will take place on:

September 5th at 5.10 pm
September 7th at 3.00 pm
September 9th at 5.10 pm
September 11th at 5.10 pm
September 13th at 5.10 pm
September 14th at 3.00 pm

All performances other than the Sunday matinees will start at 5.10pm with a 90 minute supper interval. The interval for the 3.00 pm Sunday matinees will be only 30 minutes. However the gardens of the Hall will be open from noon on the Sunday matinees, for those who would like to picnic before the performances.