Bob Jones University to Present Donizatti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 13, 2018) – The Bob Jones University Opera Association will present “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a tragic opera in three acts, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27; Thursday, March 1; and Saturday, March 3 in Rodeheaver Auditorium.

With stage direction by Jeffrey Stegall and music direction by Dr. Michael Moore, the production features four guest artists who will perform the major roles of the opera along with the BJU Symphony Orchestra and student chorus.

Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, “Lucia di Lammermoor” tells the story of a young woman caught in a long-standing feud between her family and the family of the man she secretly loves. The opera is set in the Lammermoor Hills of Scotland in the 17th century.

“This year’s production features opulent, period costumes and towering sets inspired by 17th-century Europe,” says Stegall, who also designed the production. “The massive-scale, prison-like walls are meant to remind the audience of Lucia’s miserable plight.”

The guest artists for this production include soprano Sarah Coburn as Lucia, tenor Yi Li as Edgardo Di Ravenswood, baritone Mark Walters as Lord Enrico Aston, and bass Kevin Thompson as Raimondo.

Several BJU students will also be featured in the production, including sophomore mezzo-soprano Marianne Freeman as Alisa, graduate student tenor Joel Dupont as Normanno, and graduate student tenor Kaidi Xia as Arturo Bucklaw.

Ticket prices are $34-$43 for adults and full-time student tickets are $23. Tickets are available at or by calling (864) 770-1372.