Date(s) - 01/04/2019 - 13/04/2019
19:30 - 21:45
The Old Church
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda). Two 16th century Queens go head-to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival cousins, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda).
Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I go head-to-head in this historical tragedy. Donizetti’s riveting opera provides an insight both into a compelling period of British history and current tensions, and culminates in a fictitious meeting between the two rival Tudor Queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.
Donizetti’s powerful melodies will be performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers, accompanied by piano, clarinet and violin. Mary, Queen of Scots will tour as a fully-staged production to unique and evocative venues across the UK, some with direct links to the two Queens. Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history through this thrilling production.
Playing at the Old Church, Stoke Newington on selected dates between 1 – 13 April, before going on a UK tour. To book tickets/ for more information please visit https://www.operaupclose.com/maria-stuarda/ or phone 0203 176 7823.
ORCHESTRATOR & MUSICAL DIRECTOR Paul McKenzie
LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Kate Lane
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Sasha Amaya
MARY STUART Flora McIntosh
QUEEN ELIZABETH Philippa Boyle
EARL OF LEICESTER Cliff Zammit Stevens
LORD CECIL Jan Capinski
LORD TALBOT Julian Debreuil
ANNA Emma Watkinson
VIOLIN Stefano d’Ermenegildo
CLARINET Sarah Douglas