luciaSoprano Laura Claycomb, in the title role, furnished everything the role called for. She proved equally adept at conveying pathos, stubbornness and — especially — insanity in the memorable “Mad Scene,” and the clarity of her coloratura singing shone prominently throughout the evening.

Lucia’s Act I-ending duet with Edgardo (William Burden), “Qui di sposa eterna,” and her long, skillfully drawn-out “Mad Scene” aria are two of the opera’s most memorable highlights.