Lucia di Lammermoor
The original text
Based on the famous historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott (published in 1819), the opera was first performed to acclaim on September 26, 1835 at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy.
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Performance history in South Africa
1893-4: Performed as Lucia di Lammermoor by Ancarina Massimimi and her Italian Opera Company on tour in South Africa under the auspices of impresario A. Bonamici, possibly in combination with his Lyric Opera Company. The tour included performances in the Opera House, Cape Town.
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