The Met: Live in HD presents Lucia di Lammermoor at the Quick Center for the Arts on March 19



Image: Lucia LammermoorFairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts presents The Met: Live in HD with Mary Zimmerman's hit production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" starring Natalie Dessay and Joseph Calleja in the live transmission Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m. There is limited seating available for this performance. There will be an encore at 6 p.m. for which seats are still available. Tickets are $22 general, $20 seniors and $15 children and students. "Lucia di Lammermoor" is an Arts & Minds presentation.

Triumphant on Opening Night of the Met's 2007-2008 season as the fragile heroine of Donizetti's masterpiece, Dessay returns to the role of the innocent young woman driven to madness. Surrounding the soprano is Calleja as Edgardo, her lover. The New York Times called him "sensationally ardent as Lucia's lover ... one of the best roles of his young, exciting Met career." Also in the cast is Ludovic Tézier as the manipulative brother Enrico ("sung richly and acted with laconic ruefulness ..."), Kwangchul Youn as the well-meaning chaplain Raimondo ("burnished tone and great dignity ...") and the "charming" Matthew Plenk as Arturo, the arranged husband Lucia murders. Patrick Summers conducts.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. Become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook and keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts. Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Special note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 2, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 222