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LA Opera opens its 2022/23 season with a sensational new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti’s spellbinding tale of marriage, madness and murder. In director Simon Stone’s powerful new staging, a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, the story is updated to a present-day world of desperation and decline. Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her debut outing as the company’s new Resident Conductor. Performances will take place from Sept. 17 through Oct. 9, 2022, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The title role is shared by sopranos Amanda Woodbury (Sept. 17, 21, 24) and Liv Redpath (Sept. 28; Oct. 2, 9). Both are former members of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program who now regularly perform in the world’s important opera houses. Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz returns as Edgardo, his eighth leading role with LA Opera. Baritone Alexander Birch Elliott makes his company debut as Enrico and bass-baritone Eric Owens is Raimondo, his first return to LA Opera since his 2012 appearance as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly.

For showtimes, tickets and more information, visit LAOpera.org/Lucia.

Photo credit: A scene from director Simon Stone’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor,” shown here in a 2021 performance at the Metropolitan Opera. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera