“Boyd's fine soprano soars above some dazzling imagery’”(The Times).
Exclusively on HiBROW: Don Boyd’s Lucia. A postmodern reinterpretation of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (itself a hybrid of Sir Walter Scott's novel Bride Of Lammermoor), Lucia adheres steadfastly to the tragic, operatic triumvirate of love, hate and death, in its tale of Kate, a young woman torn between duty and desire.
Exploring how relationships within an acting company form while they are on the road, Lucia is “handsome to look at and gorgeous to listen to” (The Times).
“Lucia is that rare beast: a good film that manages to blend experiment and tradition. An outrageous mix of contemporary romance, 18th-century tragedy and lush opera… The plot follows Kate, a young opera singer obliged to marry to save her family home. But while rehearsing a performance of Lucia, she falls for her co-star. Soon, the line between reality and fiction becomes bizarrely irrelevant. There are no fat divas, wobbly sets or over-the-top performances in sight. Every note is sung live by a cast that acts as well as it sings, and the proceedings are laced with the director's delicious wit. A leftfield delight.” TOTAL FILM ****