Small picture of Donizetti

 

 

 

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

 

Anchorage Opera, November 8-10, 2013.

 Photographs by Loren Holmes, courtesy of Anchorage Opera

 

It is good to see less trumpeted opera companies, such as Anchorage Opera in Alaska, having a go at Lucia with apparently reasonable success to judge from Mike Dunham at the Anchorage Daily News (November 9, 2013) who found Amanda Hall "a solid Lucia" who "mastered both the high notes and flourishes, on pitch and convincingly paced both musically and dramatically".  He was also impressed by the Enrico of Jonathan Beyer. The staging made good use of projections rather than conventional backdrops, as can be seen from some of the photographs below. Robert Pond (FHideout.org, November 8, 2013) also thought " The setting by Yoshinori Tanokura was as interesting as it was creative" and while also praising Hall and Beyer found that "Beyer's likability, however, bleeds through his role as the bad guy".  Overall, he found that the "production delighted us with great music and some good voices. [even though] There was not a lot of attention given to acting". 

 

The Team

Lucia Ashton - Amanda Hall* (8th & 9th) / Jane Drebert (10th)

Edgardo Ravenswood - Scott Ramsay

Enrico Ashton - Jonathan Beyer*

Arturo Bucklaw - Kirk Dougherty

Raimondo Bidebent - Martin Eldred

Alisa - Lisa Willis

Normanno - Resty Yongco

 

Conductor - Tyson Deaton*

Associate Conductor & Coach - Richard Gordon

Stage Director - Kristine McIntyre*

Set & Projections Designer - Yoshi Tanukura

Lighting Designer - Lauren MacKenzie Miller

Costume Coordinator - Kaie Pomish

Chorus Master - Mari Hahn

 

*Alaska Debut

 

©Loren Holmes

Enrico with the hunters

 

 

©Loren Holmes

Lucia

 

 

©Loren Holmes

The confrontation

 

 

©Loren Holmes

Lucia