I LOVE LUCIA. (Not the tv show, the opera.)
We've had some lively debates in the opera offices recently, about the merits (or debits) of Donizetti’s enduring tragic melodrama, so I want to set the record straight and tell you that Lucia is a great opera. Don't believe anybody who tells you it's just for those who love Twittering Coloratura Sopranos. In fact, I'd like to take this opportunity to clarify what Luciais about and what it isn't about.
What is Lucia About?