If there is any practitioner currently singing the punishing title role of Lucia di Lammermoor better than Brenda Rae, I am hard-pressed to name her.
First it was Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva who cancelled in Zurich (no longer in her voice), then it was . . .
A handsome new production, beautifully staged in Marseille’s fine old opera house cried out for a cast to make the opera bel canto.