LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Set in the mists Scotland’s rugged lowland moors, Gaetano Donizetti’s dark Gothic thriller unfolds around a pair of ill-fated lovers who are caught between the quarrels of their respective clans. This bel canto tragedy makes a point of featuring something for everyone: graveyard ghosts, secret trysts, political intrigue, familial betrayal, sunrise duels, bloody mayhem, and the most spectacular girl-gone-mad scene in all of opera. Loosely based on Sir Walter Scott’s 1820 historical novel, The Bride of Lammermoor, Opera Fort Collins is proud to present Donizetti’s finest work. [more...]


Brian Clay Luedloff: Artistic Director, Opera Fort Collins Welcome to Opera Fort Collins’ Season 35! We are excited to open with​ ​FOLLIES, ​ ​Stephen Sondheim​ ​and James Goldman's rarely performed opera​ ​ noir.​ ​This production reflects​ ​the OFC ​ ​commitment to explore the broad range of American opera through our American Opera Initiative: opera on American subjects, by American composers, and for American audiences. ​ ​Then we are off to explore the incredible range of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. In early February, enjoy a new English translation of his comic opera ​"​The Elixir of Love.​"​ Just in time for​ ​the season of lo​ve - it's our little​ ​Valentine's Day gift​ ​to you! ​ ​ Our season finale showcases Donizetti's dramatic talent with the dark Scottish tragedy ​ "​Lucia di Lammermoor. ​"​ As always,​ ​our productions offer something for everyone — even those who think they don’t like opera! [more...]


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