Go Mad for Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor this Halloween Weekend

Ghosts roam the lonely hills outside Lammermoor castle — ghosts of a blood feud between the noble houses of Ashton and Ravenswood. Lucia Ashton has seen them. But these apparitions have not dissuaded her from pursuing a romance with her family’s arch-rival, Edgardo di Ravenswood.

Under a full moon, they vow everlasting love — a vow Lucia’s family ensures she’s doomed to break.

Don't miss Natalie Dessay in her Company debut as the blood-soaked bride Lucia, a performance hailed by San Francisco Chronicle as “probing and musically resplendent."

Lucia di Lammermoor streams all weekend long, starting Saturday at 10am Pacific. Directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona.

Run time: 2 hours and 32 minutes

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