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STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More

The Israeli Opera will present 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus conducted by Ethan Schmeisser who will also alternate as the opera's conductor. Check out a behind-the-scenes look below!

The opera's synopsis, with Salvadore Cammarano's libretto, is based on the novel "The Bride of Lammermoor", by Sir Walter Scott's, which refers to Scotland's bloody history. This is a story about a feud between two families which leads to the tragic story of Lucia who is forced to cheat on her lover and marry someone else under a threatening pressure by her brother. She kills her husband on their bridal bed, loses her mind and dies. Her lover also joins her grave.

The Italian conductor Daniele Callegari returns to the Israeli Opera to conduct this production following his previous visits in which he conducted over Un ballo in maschera (2014) and Rigoletto (2012).
Callegari was the principal conductor of the Wexford Opera Festival and chief conductor of the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra of Antwerp. His opera repertoire includes several world premieres such as Alice (Giampaolo Testoni), Oedipe sur la route (Pierre Bartholomée) as well as the operas Turandot, Tosca (Puccini), Rigoletto, Falstaff, Aida (Verdi), Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) and numerous other operas. He has recorded many Verdi operas including La traviata, Il trovatore, Oberto and many other symphonic and opera works. He conducts regularly at La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna Staatsoper and the opera houses of Munich, Paris, Brussels, Toronto, Washington, Berlin, Dresden, Barcelona, Tokyo, Zurich, Florence, Venice and many others. He has also conducted the leading orchestras of Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany and many others.

A team of Israeli and interNational Singers will perform in this production.
In the leading part: Spanish soprano Maria Jose Moreno (this is her first appearance at the Israeli Opera) and Israeli opera soloist Hila Baggio.
Edgardo: Russian tenor Alexey Dolgov and Italian tenor Salvatore Cordella.
Enrico: Italian baritone Mario Cassi and Romanian baritone Ionut Pascu.
Raimondo: Italian bass Dario Russo and Israeli bass Vladimir Braun.
Arturo: Israeli tenor Joseph Aridan.
Alisa: Israeli mezzo-sopranos Anat Czarny and Shahar Lavi (both graduates of the Israeli Opera's Meitar Opera Studio).
Normano: Israeli tenor Guy Mannheim.

For tickets and further information visit Israel-Opera or call 03-692777 (Israel).

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