New Production! Visionary British theatre director Katie Mitchell brings Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece to Covent Garden for the first time in more than a decade. Based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, the opera tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers. The wild third act contains undoubtedly one of opera’s most poignant and gripping mad scenes. The title role will be sung by German soprano Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on the reckless and passionate Edgardo, her secret lover.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast: Diana Damrau, Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tézier, Taylor Stayton, Peter Hoare
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Director: Katie Mitchell
Set Design: Vicki Mortimer
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 25 April 2016 and screened at Riverside.
Please Note: This production includes scenes featuring sex and violence.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Palace Films
Dates & Times:
Saturday 28 May 1pm