Typical, you wait ages for a Lucia and two turn up together. You can see Lucia di Lammermoor this month at Covent Garden (top price seat £165) or at Fulham Opera (top price £25).
On the left is Lisette Oropesa, Covent Garden’s Lucia, on the right Nicola Said, Fulham Opera’s Lucia. The photo looks like a love-in of sopranos – not a tiff of tenors or an argy-bargy of baritones in sight. If you come to Fulham Opera’s production there will be a welcome on the mat, especially on Friday 17th November when apparently the vice-chairman of Fulham Opera will be buying the drinks.