Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 8:00pm
Donizetti – Maria Stuarda
Irish National Opera presents a concert performance of
Two Queens. One Catholic and Scottish, one Protestant and English. One in prison at the other’s behest. A man between them balancing loyalty and love.
Donizetti’s magnificent lyrical opera, Maria Stuarda stars internationally renowned mezzo soprano Tara Erraught in the title role, with soprano Anna Devin as Elisabetta. More familiar as the Tudor dynasty’s Queen Elizabeth 1 and Mary Queen of Scots, we join the action when Maria is fighting for survival, held captive and in fear of her life. Elisabetta, threatened by her very existence, identifies Maria as a clear political threat and a romantic rival. But just how far will Elisabetta go to hold onto her throne and to the affections of Leicester?
INO’s artistic director Fergus Sheil conducts Donizetti’s momentous score, replete with lyrical arias, dramatic duets and rousing choruses.
Tenor Arthur Espiritu is Leicester, in love with Maria and advisor to Elisabetta, Irish mezzo soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain is Maria’s companion Anna, baritone Giorgio Caoduro is Cecil and bass Callum Thorpe is Talbot.
Presented by Irish National Opera
TICKETHOLDERS PLEASE REMEMBER:
- Please do not attend the show if you are suffering with any symptoms of Covid-19.
- Tickets must be pre-printed at home or can be presented on a mobile device for admission. Ticket collection will not be available on the day.