Maria Stuarda comes to the Met

January 9, 2013 by  

There are many ways to see the opera ‘Maria Stuarda’ by Donizetti, and the Met has them all. Less than an hour’s drive from Elmsford, the Metropolitan Opera offers a variety of ways to view the opera, so there is plenty for local brochure printers to cover if printed promotion is required.

Live performances can be seen at 7:30 pm on January 15, 1:00 pm on January 19, 7:30 pm on January 23; and 8:00 pm on January 26.

On Saturday, January 19, at 9:55 p.m. the opera will also be presented in HD at the Metropolitan Opera and it can be heard on the Toll Brothers-Med Opera Radio Network and Sirius XM Live.

Joyce DiDonato will perform the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, Elza van den Heever performs as Elizabeth, Leicester is portrayed by Matthew Polenzani, Cecil by Joshua Hopkings, and Talbot by Matthew Rose. The production is conducted by Maurizio Benini.

The production details the intrigue and plotting that occurred during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the death of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary is caught up in the English Catholics plots against Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s jealousy of the love of the Earl of Leicester for Mary soon becomes the capstone for Mary’s demise.

The opera is composed by Gaetano Donizetti with lyrics by Giuseppe Bardari. The opera is sung in Italian with titles in English, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Tickets are $20 – $400 depending on the day of the week. The Met is located at Lincoln Center New York. For tickets or information call (212) 362-6000.