Festival Opera plays it safe, soars with ‘Lucia’

By Joshua Kosman [San Francisco Chronicle, 8 August 2010]
Festival Opera in Walnut Creek has undertaken a number of adventurous projects over the years, trying new things in either repertoire or approach. The company’s new production of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” which opened Saturday night at the Lesher Center for the Arts, isn’t one of those.