The Metropolitan Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor at Century Cinemas
- When: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Century Cinemas at Del Monte Center, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This tragic opera by Gaetano Donizetti is based on Sir Walter Scott's "historical" novel The Bride of Lammermoor, a story about a woman betrothed by arranged marriage to a rich heir, but in love with a penniless man. The three act opera is arguably Donizetti's most popular, not least of which for the famous "Mad Scene" in which the new bride, Lucia, commits a terrible act to free herself from the loveless marriage. It's a demanding and technical number that's been performed by Maria Callas and Dame Joan Sutherland, and in this Metropolitan Opera production, by Anna Netrebko. This live HD satellite broadcast exposes Monterey to the artful staging of this tale. [WR]
10am Feb. 7; 7pm Feb. 18. Century Cinemas, 1700 Del Monte Center, Monterey. $24/adult; $22/senior 65 and over; $16/child 11 and under. 800-326-3264. http://www.cinemark.com.