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.


Music: Donizetti
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Archive listings for Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Company OperaUpClose.
22 Jun 19General, Glastonbury :: V1320
listing details L1235416255


Concert version.Company OperaUpClose. Musical Director Paul McKenzie (piano). Performer Flora McIntosh (Mary Stuart). Performer Philippa Boyle (Queen Elizabeth). Performer Joseph Doody (Earl of Leicester). Performer Ian Beadle (Lord Cecil). Performer Stuart Pendred (Lord Cecil). Performer Stuart Pendred (Lord Talbot). Performer Loouise Ratcliffe (Anna). Performer Stefano d'Ermenegildo (violin). Performer Sarah Douglas (clarinet).
6 Oct 18General, General :: V1814988130
listing details L1908187249
22 Sep 18General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L312814923
10 Sep 18 to 15 Sep 18General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L1131135567


Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 2hrs 40mins (inclu. one interval)Producer Royal Opera. Producer The Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona. Producer Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris. Producer Teatr Wielki Warsaw. Conductor Bertrand de Billy. Director Moshe Leiser. Director Patrice Caurier. Design Christia Fenouillat. Costume Agostino Cavalca. Lighting Christophe Forey. Performer Joyce DiDonato (Maria Queen of Scots). Performer Carmen Giannattasio (Elizabeth I). Performer Jeremy Carpenter (Jeremy Carpenter (Lord Cecil). Performer Ismael Jordi (Roberto Earl of Leicester). Performer Kathleen Wilkinson (Anna Kennedy). Performer Matthew Rose (Giogio Talbot).
5 Jul 14 to 18 Jul 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1000060544


Sung in Italian with English titles. Running time: approx. 2 hours 30minsCompany Opera North. Conductor Guido Johannes Rumstadt. Director Antony McDonald. Design Antony McDonald. Costume Antony McDonald. Lighting Lucy Carter. Performer Sarah Connolly (Mary). Performer Antonio Cifrone (Elizabeth I). Performer Bulent Bezduz (Robert Leicester). Performer David Kempster (Cecil). Performer Frederic Bourreau (Talbot). Performer Frances Bourne (Anna).
30 Jun 10 to 3 Jul 10Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1221287421
23 Jun 10 to 26 Jun 10Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0123341072
19 Jun 10The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0636174876
4 Jun 10 to 12 Jun 10Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L013843721

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