All Cried Out, ‘Lucia’ Cedes Emotion to Men

By Zachary Woolfe [NY Times, 25 February 2011]
Deep in Act II of Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” the desperate and doomed title character, deserted by everyone she has trusted and about to be married against her will, cries out that even the ability to weep has left her. “My own tears have abandoned me,” she pathetically laments.