Lucia di Lammermoor

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Lucia di Lammermoor is an Italian tragic opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1838)[1] and Salvatore Cammarano (1801-1852)[2].

The original text

Based on the famous historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott (published in 1819)[3], the opera was first performed to acclaim on September 26, 1835 at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1893-4: Performed as Lucia di Lammermoor by the Lyric Opera Company on tour in South Africa, including performances in the Opera House, Cape Town.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.401

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