The grandest of grand operas, the tragic love story Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, was presented on December 31, 2015, and January 3, 2016.
“I’ve seen a number of Eugene Opera performances, and this show was easily the best thus far. The audience agreed — they were fully committed to the story, and gasped, laughed, cried — and even hissed.” Heather Holmquest, The Register-Guard, January 4, 2016.
“Partridge’s performance…brought the audience first to its knees, and finally to its feet, cheering. The guy next to me started babbling happily about being put in touch with the cosmos as her final mad scene ended. I felt myself, inexplicably, near tears. She was that good.” Bob Keefer, Eugene Art Talk, January 1, 2016. Read more
Click on the video below for excerpts from the dress rehearsal and opening night performance.
Click on the video below to experience Leah Partridge’s powerful portrayal of Lucy Ashton’s final moments. Warning: the video contains simulated gun violence and suicide.