Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots

The Round2hrs 15 mins including interval
The Stage

Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history.

Credits:

OperaUpClose Presents
Orchestrator: Paul McKenzie
Musical Director: Paul McKenzie
Librettist & Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Set & Costume Designer: Kate Lane
Lighting Designer: Jack Weir

Key Cast:

Mary Stuart: Flora McIntosh
Queen Elizabeth I: Philippa Boyle
Earl of Leicester: Cliff Zammit Stevens
Lord Cecil: Jan Capinski
Lord Talbot: Julian Debreuil
Anna: Emma Watkinson

Piano: Paul McKenzie
Violin: Stefano d’Ermenegildo
Clarinet: Sarah Douglas

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18 November - 19 November 2019
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Following their sell-out visit last spring with La Bohéme the SJT is pleased to welcome back the Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda).

Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, go head-to-head in this thrilling opera, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.

Performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers accompanied by piano, violin and clarinet, and a new English libretto by Robin Norton-Hale, this critically-acclaimed production provides insight into one of the most compelling periods of British history, as well as current tensions.


★★★★
"every glance and gesture carries full dramatic weight"
Evening Standard

★★★★
"a thrilling, up-close encounter"
The Stage

"tremendous immediacy" & "[Phillipa Boyle and Flora McIntosh] held the listener in an iron grip"
Opera Magazine

"the feeling of intimacy and intensity calcifies into an onslaught on the senses"
The Times


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Monday 18 November 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 7.30pm

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