It is a struggle for power, not between people of different religious sects, but between those divided by ancient political affiliations who just happen to have different religious beliefs. It is from these affiliations that unimaginable hatred is bred. And it is this struggle that grips Scotland in the setting of Sir Walter Scott’s novel “The Bride of Lammermoor” upon which this opera is based. And nowhere, nowadays, is the aftermath of this same struggle felt as keenly as it is in Northern Ireland. It is for this reason that, for this production, the action has been reset to the Northern Ireland of the early 20th century. A time when, as now, men and their families risked and ventured all for the continuance of their way of life and livelihood. According to Artistic Director Ron De Fesi, “It moves the opera from our rather stilted and ‘courtly’ view of 16th century Scotland, to the much more realistic, violent and visceral world that we know today as Northern Ireland... or Syria... or Pakistan... or Nigeria... or North Korea....
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Monroe
142 Stage Road, Monroe, NY
~ THE CAST ~
Lucia, Ashley Fabian, soprano
Alisa, Ema Mitrović, mezzo-soprano
Edgardo, John Humphrey, tenor
Enrico, Mason Jarboe, baritone
Raimondo, Nicholas Kilkenny, bass
Normano, Justin Scott Randolph, tenor
Arturo, Justin Scott Randolph, tenor
HUDSON OPERA THEATRE
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Ron De Fesi conducts and directs.
$40 / Students $20 / Under 10 Free*
*Not really recommended for young children — murder, madness, violence...