Opera Cleveland presents a winning new “Lucia”

By Donald Rosenberg [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 21 May 2010]
Is it any wonder that Lucia goes off the deep end?
She’s in love with a tenor – surprise, surprise – who is unacceptable to her family. She has to sing a lot of tricky music, occasionally in tandem with an equally perky flute. And she often must contend with a concept that places the composer, Gaetano Donizetti, on the back bench.