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Opera Western Reserve Presents ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Nov. 10

August 2, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Opera Western Reserve will bring “Lucia di Lammermoor” to Stambaugh Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

The opera was inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s novel, “The Bride of Lammermoor.” The story of thwarted lovers and feuding families is told through the music of Gaetano Donizetti. Referred to as a Scottish version of Romeo and Juliet, Lucia and Edgardo are two innocent young lovers who quickly realize that not even the strongest passion will shield them from fate. After Edgardo is torn away from Lucia by duties in France, she is pressured to marry the wrong man. At her breaking point, Lucia’s emotions climax into one of the most memorable and powerful mad scenes in the world of opera.

English translations will be projected above the stage to assist guests in following the story, as the opera is sung in Italian.

Tickets range from $25 to $75 for the opera. Tickets for the pre-opera dinner by Chrystal’s Catering are $60. The dinner features a fresh mozzarella, arugula, and tomato salad, Italian cheese-stuffed chicken breast, rosemary potato wedges, fresh broccoli, dessert and an open bar.

Purchase tickets by Nov. 7 online at StambaughAuditorium.com or through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium. The box office is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact the box office with questions by calling 330 259 0555.

Opera Western Reserve is a professional opera company in their 14th year of residence at Stambaugh Auditorium. All productions are completely created in the Mahoning Valley featuring singers from the Western Reserve area, which includes Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. For more information about Opera Western Reserve, visit OperaWesternReserve.org or call 330 480 0693.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.