Lucia di Lammermoor
(Lucia of Lammermoor)
Maryland Lyric Opera presents its first fully staged opera - Donizetti’s beloved tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.
Resident Stage Director Nick Olcott directs the production and Maryland Lyric Opera Music Director Louis Salemno conducts the MDLO Orchestra and Chorus.
Lucia di Lammermoor is the story of Lucia and Edgardo, innocent young lovers from opposing houses in Scotland. When Lucia is coerced into marrying another nobleman based on her brother’s lies that Edgardo has betrayed her, Lucia starts to lose her sanity and their worlds spiral out of control.
Often considered the Scottish version of Romeo & Juliet, this gripping story of thwarted lovers and feuding families has remained a favorite of opera-goers worldwide.
Maeve Höglund, a rising American soprano who is making her mark at regional opera companies across the country and joined the MDLO Young Artist Institute this past summer, sings the iconic title role at the Thursday and Saturday performances alongside fellow MDLO Institute Artist SeungHyeon Baek Joining them are alumni of the MDLO Young Artist Institute and the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program; tenor Yi Li as Edgardo and bass Wei Wu as Raimondo.
For the Friday performance, rising soprano Nayoung Ban sings the title role, following her training in the MDLO Young Artist Institute. Singing alongside her are baritone Daniel Scofield, tenor Yongxi Chen, and bass Hunter Enoch.
Singing all three performances will be; tenor Roy Hage as Arturo, mezzo-soprano Daiyao Zhong as Alisa, and tenor Yang Chen as Normanno.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
January 24 & 25 - 7:30pm
January 26 - 2pm, 2019
Lucia: Maeve Höglund*(24,26)/Nayoung Ban*(25)
Enrico: SeungHyeon Baek*(24,26)/Daniel Scofield (25)
Edgardo: Yi Li*±(24,26)/Yongxi Chen*†(25)
Raimondo: Wei Wu*±(24,26)/Hunter Enoch*± (25)
Arturo: Roy Hage (all dates)
Alisa: Daiyao Zhong* (all dates)
Normanno: Yang Chen (all dates)
* Alumnus of MDLO Young Artist Institute
± Alumnus of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
† MDLO Beijing Competition Winner
Thank you to all who joined us for this production!