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LA DONNA DEL LAGO

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)

Opera

Opera in two acts
Libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola, based on The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott
First performed in Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 24 October 1819
Éditions G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

New production Opéra de Lausanne, in coproduction with Grand Théâtre de Łódz

Elena Lena Belkina
Malcolm Max Emanuel Cencic
Giacomo V (Uberto) Daniel Behle
Rodrigo Juan Francisco Gatell
Duglas d’Angus Daniel Golossov
Serano Tristan Blanchet

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir
prepared by Antonio Greco

Conductor George Petrou
Director Max Emanuel Cencic
Set and costume designer Bruno de Lavenère
Lighting designer David Debrinay
Video Étienne Guiol

Banners credits : set and costumes by Bruno de Lavanère

Sunday 22 April 2018, 5PM
Wednesday 25
April 2018, 7PM
Friday 27
April 2018, 8PM
Sunday 29
April 2018, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 170.-

Set to the backdrop of the Highlanders revolting against the Crown of Scotland, three men are in love with the same woman, Elena, the daughter of the king's main opponent: Rodrigo, a warrior highlander, Malcolm, a valiant servant of the cause and Uberto, aka King Giacomo V, in disguise. Triumphant both militarily and politically, the king finally extends his pardon to Douglas' family and offers Elena's hand to the man she loves, Malcolm.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 19 May 2018, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra



Backstage tour around the shows

Monday 9 April 2018, 6PM to 7:15PM
During this visit, participants will learn more about the production of the show, by discovering, for example, the sets and costumes. Tour is in French.
Entrance fee: CHF 15.-
Information and registration: 021 315 40 59 or isabelle.ravussin[at]lausanne.ch

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Paul-André Demierre
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Audiodescription with Ecoute Voir

A cultural mediation project has been set up with Ecoute Voir, an association whose mission is to promote the access of live performances to people with sensory disabilities. At the Opéra de Lausanne, a project with people with visual disabilities was imagined: during the rehearsal of the show, about fifteen blind or visually impaired people will be able to discover La donna del lago. After a tactile visit of the set, they will join the room to attend the show. Equipped with headset, the simultaneous audiodescription will allow them to follow live scenic actions. More informationAudiodescription