Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history.
Orchestrator: Paul McKenzie
Musical Director: Paul McKenzie
Librettist & Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Set & Costume Designer: Kate Lane
Lighting Designer: Jack Weir
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
Price: From £10
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"
"a thrilling, up-close encounter"
"tremendous immediacy" & "[Phillipa Boyle and Flora McIntosh] held the listener in an iron grip"
"the feeling of intimacy and intensity calcifies into an onslaught on the senses"
Monday 18 November 2019, 7.30pm
Tuesday 19 November 2019, 7.30pm
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