Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda)

by Gaetano Donizetti.

Melbourne Opera proudly presents a new production of Donizetti's dramatic masterpiece, not seen in Melbourne for more than 40 years.

Led by acclaimed Australian conductor and Donizetti specialist Richard Divall, the superb cast features Rosamund Illing as Queen Elizabeth 1 with Elena Xanthoudakis returning from London to make her debut as the doomed Mary Stuart. Henry Choo, Phillip Calcagno, Eddie Muliaumaseali'i and Caroline Vercoe are supported by the Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

The new production was directed by Suzanne Chaundy whose recent production of Der Freischutz was a fantastic success.



Mary Stuart Elena Xanthoudakis
Elizabeth I Rosamund Illing
Anna (Mary's
Caroline Vercoe

Robert, Earl 
of Leicester

Henry Choo
Lord Cecil Eddie Muliaumaseali'i
Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury Phillip Calcagno
Attendants Elisabeth Denk,
Jessica Harris
Alexandra Oke
Andrew Dickinson
Angela Hennel
Anna Peterson
Ariel Chou
Bernie Nolan
Bianca Majchrzak
Cecily Woodberry
David Woodberry
Debra O'Connor
Effie Zafirakis
Elizabeth Denk
Fiona Craig
Geoff King
George Opritescu
Ian Cook
James Ash
Jessica Harris
Jodie Debono
Lavinia Ionescu
Maree Macmillan
Mark Henderson
Myfanwy Coghill
Nicholas Webb
Norma Tovey
Paul Dernelly
Piri Jakab
Richard Wilson
Robert Van Keulen
Robin Czuchnowski
Roland Seidl
Steve Marsh
Tim Daly



Photos by Robin Halls


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