Opera Orlando heads to Westeros and transforms Steinmetz Hall into the North Country as it closes its 2023-24 MainStage series with a Game of Thrones-inspired take on Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor. A tale of love, betrayal, and madness, Lady Lucia Ashton is torn between allegiance to her family and her love for Edgardo–sworn enemy to the Ashton household. A forced marriage leads to tragic ends for all involved in this gorgeous operatic treatment of Sir Walter Scott’s gothic romance The Bride of Lammermoor. This dark, original production is designed and directed by Opera Orlando artistic director Grant Preisser, with Robert Wood making his Company debut conducting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Opera Orlando general director and Grammy award-winning baritone Gabriel Preisser leads a stellar cast as Lucia’s duplicitous and desperate brother Enrico, with the stunning American soprano Marnie Breckenridge making her Company debut in the title role of Lucia. Also making a Company debut is Chinese baritone Zaikuan Song in the role of the cleric Raimondo, and Opera Orlando welcomes back acclaimed tenor and Company favorite Ben Gulley as Lucia’s passionate lover Edgardo. The cast also includes 2023-24 studio artists, members of the Opera Orlando chorus, and dancers from the Orlando Ballet.