The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted the conference prior to the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Gaetano Donizetti, given by Carlos Calderón, Dr. in Humanities, musician and historian.
Lucia di Lammermoor shows us the Romantic model of fragile, weightless womanhood. Lucia herself is as brittle as glass. Around her are her stern chaplain, her scheming brother, her hapless secret fiancé, and the bridegroom she will murder after the ceremony, turning it into a "blood wedding". Lucia and Edgardo's love affair is foredoomed.
Carlos Calderón is an active lecturer at various Catalan cultural institutions. Since his arrival in Barcelona in 2003, he has been incorporated into the cultural and musical life of the city, distinguished by his investigative rigor, his entertaining lectures and the preparation of highly suggestive audiovisual presentations. He graduated in Architecture in Venezuela and simultaneously completed his full studies in Music. He completed higher studies in Logic and Philosophy of Science and has a master's degree in History of Sciences from the University of Barcelona. In 2013 he obtained a PhD in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University, directing his research towards the study of Music, Art and Science within the framework of a History of Culture.