Long regarded as one of the most demanding bel canto roles, Maria Stuarda traces the downfall of Mary Stuart at the hands of Elizabeth 1. A string of virtuoso arias and duets, a famous confrontation scene with Elizabeth and the moving execution scene are just some of the highlights of this great work.
‘How sensible and economical of the company to revive a successful, crowd-pleasing production.’ – Peter Rose. Austraian Book Review. Full Review.
‘Top to bottom, note to note and awash with spine-tingling tension, Saturday’s opening night of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda thrilled completely.’ – Paul Selar. Arts Review. Full Review
‘… a beautifully blended, expertly realised musical performance that is as satisfying as it is entertaining …’ – Simon Parris. Full review.
The Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by bel canto specialist Raymond Lawrence.
Maria Stuarda – Helena Dix
Elisabetta – Eleanor Greenwood
Roberto, Earl of Leicester – Henry Choo
Talbot – Christopher Hillier
Cecil – Eddie Muliaumaseal’li
Anna – Caroline Vercoe
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Helena Dix talks on Radio National about her role as Maria Stuarda. Click here.
Interview with 774. Click here. Interview with Helena starts at 17.20.
Dates & Tickets
Sat 9 Sep 7:30pm
Wed 13 Sep 7:30pm
Fri 15 Sep 7:30pm
Sun 17 Sep 2pm
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