SF Opera at Fort Mason Drive-In

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
October 25, 2020 

Music by Gaetano Donizetti | Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes

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The bride stumbles out of the bed chamber, still dressed in the white of her gown. Her eyes are glazed, her appearance disheveled. And blood drips from her fingers to the floor.


Travel to the haunted, windswept moors of Scotland with Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the feature film in our one-night-only event, SF Opera at Fort Mason Drive-In.


Pull into Fort Mason’s scenic drive-in cinema experience to witness French soprano Natalie Dessay in her Company debut as Lucia, a performance hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “probing and musically resplendent.”


Reserve your parking space today for the opera’s first-ever drive-in movie presentation in honor of World Opera Day. Tickets are limited: Get yours today!

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Cast & Creative

Lucia di Lammermoor Natalie Dessay
Edgardo Giuseppe Filianoti
Enrico Gabriele Viviani
Raimondo Oren Gradus
Alisa Cybele Gouverneur
Normanno Matthew O’Neill
Arturo Andrew Bidlack
Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
Directors Graham Vick and Marco Gandini
Production Design Paul Brown
Costume Supervisor Christopher Verdosci
Lighting Designer Nick Chelton
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

Previous performances of Lucia di Lammermoor can be found in our Archive.


Pressured by her family to marry the wrong man, an anguished young woman suffers an emotional breakdown on her wedding night.

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Gaetano Donizetti and "Lucia di Lammermoor"

"Our theaters go bad to worse… The operas flop, the public hisses, our audience is scarce…. Now at the San Carlo, we will have Persiani’s old opera Danao, then my Lucia di Lammermoor which is now finished….


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