The 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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 2hrs 40mins (inclu. one interval)


Joyce DiDonato (Maria Queen of Scots), Carmen Giannattasio (Elizabeth I), Jeremy Carpenter (Lord Cecil, Ismael Jordi (Roberto Earl of Leicester), Kathleen Wilkinson (Anna Kennedy), Matthew Rose (Giogio Talbot)


Music: Donizetti
Producer(s): Royal Opera, The Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris, Teatr Wielki Warsaw
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Director(s): Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Design: Christia Fenouillat
Costume: Agostino Cavalca
Lighting: Christophe Forey
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Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart)

Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T02141842303. Details of all Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S046122731

Archive Listings

5 Jul 14
18 Jul 14
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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