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Composed at the time of his wife's death, this is Donizetti's 57th opera. London, early 17th century. The Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, although loved by Queen Elizabeth is in love with Sara, Countess of Nottingham. Essex is accused of treason and sentenced to death by the Queen, whose reprieve comes too late to save him.


Music: Donizetti
Lyrics: Cammarano

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Archive listings for Roberto Devereux (2019)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (Cardiff / Birmingham). Conductor James Southall (Ex Cardiff / Birmingham). Director Alessandro Talevi. Design Madeleine Boyd. Director Maxine Braham (movement director). Lighting Matt Haskins. Performer Justina Gringyte (Sara). Performer Joyce El-Khoury (Elisabetta). Performer Robyn Lyn Evans (Cecil). Performer Wyn Pencarreg (Walter Raleigh). Performer Barr Banks (Roberto Devereux). Performer Philip Smith (Nottingham's Confidant).
10 May 19Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0720271184
12 Apr 19Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L01873068095
5 Apr 19Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L827673610
29 Mar 19Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L1334707771
28 Feb 19 to 2 Mar 19Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L5871833


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