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Maria Stuarda 2019OperaUpClose

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Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present the only Scottish performance of their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda). Two ferocious 16th century Queens, Mary Stuart and Elizabeth Tudor, go head- to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.

Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history through this thrilling production, performed in the round.  OperaUpClose return to St Andrews by popular demand, bringing this wonderful historical drama to a town replete with its own Mary Queen of Scots connections.

Donizetti's powerful melodies will be performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie. He has arranged the score for an instrumental trio. He will direct from the piano, joined by Stefano d’Ermenegildo (violin) and Sarah Douglas (clarinet).

Performance Cast

Elisabetta Elizabeth, Queen of England

Philippa Boyle

Giorgio Talbot George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury

Julian Dubreuil

Lord Guglielmo Cecil Sir William Cecil

Jan Capinski

Roberto di Leicester Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Cliff Zammit Stevens

Anna Hannah Kennedy, Mary's companion

Emma Watkinson

Maria Stuarda Mary Stuart

Flora McIntosh

Performance DatesMaria Stuarda 2019

Map List

Younger Hall | St Andrews

20 Oct, 14.30

To book call 01334 462226

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