07:00 pm | Nationaltheater


Gaetano Donizetti




Composer Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano after Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor.

Opera in three acts (1835)

recommended for 12 years and older

In italian language. With english and german surtitles.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Gerd Uecker. Born in Munich, he died on January 17, 2024 at the age of 77. He worked at the Bayerische Staatsoper between 1979 and 2000, from 1993 as opera director. From 2003 to 2010, he was artistic director of the Semperoper Dresden.

“When great emotions cannot be truthfully expressed, they explode with the power of an atom bomb” (Barbara Wysocka). Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor - the Romeo and Juliet of the Scottish Lowlands so to speak - is far from being a private tragic love story. Rather, it is above all a political tale, which shows how a totalitarian system distorts human relationships at their very core and finally consumes them. The development and extinguishing of unrequited love has provided Donizetti with his most haunting music. Revenge is bloody; madness deadly. And the agony of emotions - according to the Director - “destroys everything and everyone.”


  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper