MONDAY 14 JULY at 19.15 on BBC RADIO 3
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
In the words of the BBC:
Donizetti’s tragic opera Maria Stuarda portrays the bitter rivalry between the Scottish Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I of England. They never actually met in real life, but in the operatic version the sparks fly in all directions as Donizetti sets a fictitious confrontation between the two queens. In this new staging by directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, Bertrand de Billy conducts a star cast with Joyce DiDonato and Carmen Giannattasio.
Christopher Cook presents live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with guest Roger Parker and interviews with the directors and cast.
Link to BBBC iPlayer for programme, synopsis & photo gallery
Maria Stuarda…..Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo-soprano)
Elisabetta…..Carmen Giannattasio (Soprano)
Leicester…..Ismael Jordi (Tenor)
Lord Cecil…..Jeremy Carpenter (Baritone)
Talbot …..Matthew Rose (Bass)
Anna Kennedy…..Kathleen Wilkinson (Mezzo-soprano)
ROH Orchestra & Chorus, Bertrand de Billy (Conductor)
* 19.30 Act 1
* 20.45 Interval
* 21.10 Act 2