DetailsThe centrepiece of this opera is the fictional confrontation between Mary Stuart, the Catholic Queen of Scotland, and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I. The opera builds to the moment of conflict when political, religious and romantic tensions simmer over, resulting in Mary's condemnation and eventual execution. The opera is recognised as one of Donizetti's most persuasive and powerful scores and culminates in an exceptionally affecting final scene. Concert version.
Cast/Performers Flora McIntosh (Mary Stuart), Philippa Boyle (Queen Elizabeth), Joseph Doody (Earl of Leicester), Ian Beadle (Lord Cecil), Stuart Pendred (Lord Cecil), Stuart Pendred (Lord Talbot), Loouise Ratcliffe (Anna), Stefano d'Ermenegildo (violin), Sarah Douglas (clarinet)
Musical Director: Paul McKenzie (piano)