Lucia di Lammermoor

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Lucia di Lammermoor. Opera in 3 acts by Donizetti to lib. by Cammarano based on Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor (1819). Prod. Naples 1835, London 1838, New Orleans 1841. The famous ‘Mad Scene’, one of the finest vehicles for a brilliant but sensitive coloratura sop., is usually perf. as Act 3, Sc. 1 (the original Sc. 1 is usually omitted, although it has been recorded). In the orig. score Lucia is acc. in this scene by glass hp., but a fl. is generally substituted.