Bidebent, Raymond

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(Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor). Bass. Raimondo, the Lammermoor chaplain. He reminds Lucia of her responsibility to her family and her duty to marry Arturo. He later announces to the wedding guests that Lucia has killed Arturo and gone mad. Takes part (with Edgardo, Enrico, Lucia, Arturo, and Alisa) in the famous sextet, his first words being Qual terribile momento! (‘What a terrible moment!’). Created (1835) by Carlo Porto(-Ottolini).

Subjects: Opera.

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