Stefano Poda’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor premiered yesterday at the Lausanne Opera, Switzerland.

The drama of the main character Lucia, alone in her struggle against a masculine and selfish world, takes place in a cold, closed, and heavy palace, an elegant and enormous coffin from which she tries in vain to escape. A perfect geometric cage, populated by spies, a prison dominated by incommunicability, an aesthetic and formal world that absorbs feelings and stifles them.

Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose

“But Lucia di Lammermoor is above all a scholarly architecture based on its final,” says Stefano Poda. “This is why, during her famous madness, Lucia will physically recreate the
reality around her and experience a new dimension: freedom. If thus Lucia enters de facto into another alienation, at least she liberates herself from all the obscurity that dominated her life.”

Lucia di Lammermoor is a new production of Opéra de Lausanne and will be on stage until October 8, 2017.

Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose
Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor 2017. Photo © Alan Humerose

 

Stefano Poda – Lucia di Lammermoor (G. Donizetti) – 2017 – Opéra de Lausannne
Staging Stefano Poda
Set design Stefano Poda
Costume design Stefano Poda
Light design Stefano Poda
Assistant to the director Paolo Giani Cei