David Alden’s Edgy Lucia Triumphs in Toronto

I must admit resisting some of David Alden’s more barking ideas like Enrico playing with his sister Lucia’s doll, then groping her, then dressing her like a doll for her wedding. But resistance proved futile.Donizetti’s glorious bel canto score, attentively conducted by Stephen Lord for a cast of impeccable voices led by Anna Christy, sucessfully edged Lucia’s dark night into the radiant and happy realm of high art.

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