After bringing down the house in the role of Lìu in SPO’s most recent production of Turandot, Ms. Lehnea returns to the SPO stage in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor. Now living in Merritt Island, Florida, Ms. Lehnea is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and will bring to this iconic role her indomitable talent and her ability to inhabit a role. Overtaken and destroyed by insanity, Lucia delivers one of opera’s most celebrated mad scenes. Donizetti’s handling of this fragile woman’s state of mind remains seductively beautiful, thoroughly compelling, and deeply disturbing. Previously with SPO and most recently, she played Lìu in Turandot and Ms. Lehnea played Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She will appear in the title role of Anna di Resburgo with Teatro Nuovo.