Soprano Natalie Dessay reprises the role she triumphed in in 2007 with Lucia di Lammermoor, the encore presentation of the latest in Met Opera LIVE in HD series. Dessay is Lucia, an innocent, delicate Scotswoman whos being used as a pawn in a power game between her family and a rival clan. Both Lucia and her lover Edgardo (Joseph Calleja) are deceived into thinking theyve been abandoned by the other, and Lucia is forced into a marriage with a man she doesnt love. When she finds out the truth, she goes mad and kills her husband, then collapses. As she lies dying, her lover kills himself, hoping to see her in heaven. Yes, its tragic, but brilliantly so. Houston Grand Operas Music Director Patrick Summers is at the podium. 6:30 p.m. Various locations, including Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 plus IMAX, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, visit www.metoperafamily.org. $18.
Wed., April 6, 2011