Maria Stuarda (Gaetano Donizetti)
May 9, 2020, at 18:55 CET
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Cast: Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester),
Andrzej Filończyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot)
Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns
to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as
her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester;
Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot.
Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.