The dress rehearsal of Gaetano Donizetti’s opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Mariinksy theatre came to the end
For the first time after the birth of her child on a scene, there was opera star Anna Netrebko. Broadway director John Doyle has staged the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor". To performance two years. Valery Gergiev has seen it for the first time in Edinburgh in summer. Then he decided to transfer the Scottish production on the St. Petersburg’s scene. In the main part - opera star Anna Netrebko. Lately the quantity of performances of the opera star has been strongly limited. But as she said, on a scene Mariinsky it simply should leave.
Anna Netrebko, the Russian opera singer, soprano: “It is my native theatre. To return is for me always the big pleasure, happiness and the big responsibility. So it has turned out, that Valery Gergiev so has quickly organized this statement, for считанные months, therefore I and executes it. After that I went at the Met to perform the same part.”
According to the Italian “Romeo and Juliette” history - so named Lucia and her beloved Edgardo - many composers addressed. But only Donizetti has created an opera which is put successfully on the best platforms of the world already almost by 170 years. The composer was involved with one of Walter Scott's most gloomy novels “The Bride of Lammermoor” - about bloody enmity of two Scottish sorts.
Thanks a lot to Anatoly for the information and the english translation !