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The Canadian Opera Company’s Lucia di Lammermoor is a Gothic Tragedy

Canadian Opera Company Lucia di Lammermoor Toronto Anna Christy

Anna Christy stars in the Canadian Opera Company’s Lucia di Lammermoor (photo: Clive Barda)

APRIL 17 TO MAY 24  Powerful feuds, doomed love affairs and shocking confessions—when it comes to drama, Lucia di Lammermoor has it all. The Canadian Opera Company staging of Donizetti’s most famous bel canto work promises romance and tragedy thanks to a marquee performance by American soprano Anna Christy, whose portrayal of Lucia is fragile yet imbued with considerable vocal force. Direction by David Alden takes the gothic masterpiece, based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, to a whole new level of intensity. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $23 to $325; call 416-363-8231 or see coc.ca for showtimes and to buy.  —Anna Marszalek

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