“Maria Stuarda” in Moscow



January 21, 2014 (Tuesday 19:00)

Gaetano Donizetti

Maria Stuarda

Opera in concert after the Friedrich Schiller play

Epiphany Festival at Novaya Opera
Soloists and Orchestra of the Novaya Opera
Choir of the Popov Choral Academy
Conductor Andrey Lebedev
Choirmaster Rinat Biktashev

Mary Stuart Elvira Khokhlova
Elizabeth Anastasia Bibicheva
Leicester Alexander Bogdanov
Talbot Sergey Sheremet
Cecil Andrey Fetisov
Anna Irina Romishevskaya

Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera has had a complicated stage life. After its premiere in 1835 in La Scala, the opera was forbidden by censorship and was not staged until the middle of the 20th century. The Novaya Opera’s production of Donizetti’s masterpiece was its first staging in Russia. Premiered on 3 December 1992, it is one of the theatre’s oldest productions. The story of Scottish queen Mary Stuart rivaling with her cousin Queen Elizabeth I ran in the Novaya Opera for many years.
This rare opera is given a second birth during the Epiphany Festival as Maria Stuarda will be performed in concert in the composer’s original version.

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre
3/2 Karetny Ryad (Hermitage Garden), Moscow, 127006, Russia
© 2011 The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow
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