January 21, 2014 (Tuesday 19:00)
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
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