Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti,
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari
Approximate running time: 2 hrs 46 mins
The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky’s quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queens in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar’s stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation between Mary and her arch nemesis, Queen Elizabeth—compellingly portrayed by soprano Elza van den Heever. Riccardo Frizza conducts.
Sung in: Italian
Elza van den Heever
Photo credits: Metropolitan Opera