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Roberto Devereux

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky completes her season-long exploration of Donizetti’s three Tudor queen operas, starring as Elizabeth I in this final installment. David McVicar’s atmospheric Met premiere production frames the dramatic and heart-rending love story of the queen and the Earl of Essex as a play within a play unfolding before the members of the royal court. Radvanovsky’s portrayal of the aging monarch is a tour de force, laying bare the conflict between her public duties as ruler of England and her private feelings as a woman. Matthew Polenzani is the Earl of Essex, Roberto Devereux, the object of her affections who is torn between two women. Elīna Garanča as Sarah and Mariusz Kwiecien as her husband, the Duke of Nottingham, complete the quartet of principals. Maurizio Benini conducts.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Apr 16, 2016
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist
Salvadore Cammarano
Run Time
2 HRS 40 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Maurizio Benini
Queen Elizabeth (Elisabetta)
Sondra Radvanovsky
Sarah (Sara), Duchess of Nottingham
Elīna Garanča
Robert (Roberto) Devereux, Earl of Essex
Matthew Polenzni
Duke of Nottingham
Mariusz Kwiecien
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