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Jan. 12 2013

01/19/13 – Maria Stuarda – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 46 min., including 1 intermission

stuardaJoyce DiDonato’s performance in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, “will be pointed to as a model of singing,” full of “plush richness and aching beauty,” in David McVicar’s Met premiere production. Elza van den Heever is “a vocally burnished and emotionally tempestuous” Elizabeth (New York Times). Matthew Polenzani sings Leicester and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

 

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Elisabetta: Elza van den Heever
Maria Stuarda: Joyce DiDonato
Leicester: Matthew Polenzani
Cecil: Joshua Hopkins
Talbot: Matthew Rose

Production: David McVicar
Set & Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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