Maria Stuarda

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Artist Of The Week: Diana Damrau Debuts Her First Tudor Queen In ‘Maria Stuarda
For years, Diana Damrau has been one of the of the reigning Bel Canto singers in the world. She has dominated many of Donizetti's, Rossini's and Bellini's heroines and she has also become one of the most prominent interpreters of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor." This week, she adds another Bel Canto masterwork to her repertoire - the title role of "Maria Stuarda" at the Zurich Opera. In many ways, this…
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5 ‘Soprano’ Roles That Joyce DiDonato Has Made Her Own
Joyce DiDonato is a fierce artist and one of the finest of the 21st century. She didn’t land at the number one spot of our top singers of 2017 list for no reason. DiDonato, born on Feb. 13, has been the champion of all people and in the opera world she has shown an ability to slip from one piece of repertoire to another unscathed. She has championed and world…
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Theater an der Wien 2017-18 Review – Maria Stuarda: Alexandra Deshorties & Marlis Petersen Put On Revelatory, Sublime Performances
Mary Stuart was executed in 1587 after spending almost twenty years as Queen Elizabeth’s prisoner, bringing to end a turbulent relationship between the two Queens that stretched back over their entire lifetimes. It was a relationship that was to fire the imaginations of future generations and give rise to the productions of many works from plays and operas to numerous films. Their story is so dramatic and colorful it has…
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Ranking All of Sir David McVicar’s Met Opera Productions
Sir David McVicar has been directing opera for quite some time, working with such prominent companies as the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie, and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also sustained a healthy relationship with the Metropolitan Opera, particularly in recent years where he has been given carte blanche to put together eight new productions, including two opening nights and two New…
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Opera Profile: Donizetti’s ‘Tudor Trilogy’ Episode II – ‘Maria Stuarda’
“Maria Stuarda” is the second of Donizetti’s unofficial “Tudor Trilogy,” the drama focusing in on the rivalry between Mary Stuart and Anna Bolena’s daughter Elizabeth the first. Based on Schiller’s 1800 play, the libretto is the work of Giuseppe Bardari. The drama pits the two queens against one another, though the truth is that they never actually met in real life; this as Schiller’s concoction. The opera struggled at the…
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The Opera Adaptations of Friedrich Schiller’s Famous Works
Friedrich Schiller is one of the great writers in history, his work focusing on major philosophy and a number of major dramas. Of course, his legacy is preserved in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the text to the final music set to Schiller’s poetry. Born on Nov. 10, 1759, his philosophical essays centered on ethics and aesthetics, two such works centering on the concept of the sublime. Of his major dramas, a…
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The Detective Diva – Soprano Marina Rebeka On How She Rigorously Prepares Every Role, Her New Rossini Album & Future Projects
“It’s like having a crime and then trying to justify it and find why it was committed.” That is how soprano Marina Rebeka, currently making her role debut as Donna Elvira at the Metropolitan Opera, approaches every single opera role or artistic endeavor she takes on. The soprano recently spoke with OperaWire regarding her upcoming projects, putting a spotlight on her desire to leave no stone unturned in her passionate…
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Artist Of The Week: Marina Rebeka Sings Her First Staged ‘Maria Stuarda’
Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda" is one of the prima donna assoluta roles in the repertoire and one of the most difficult in Bel Canto. This week Marina Rebeka continues her exploration into this repertoire as she makes her stage role of the opera debut at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Earlier in January, the soprano made her role debut in a concert performance at the Latvian National Opera. The opera was…
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Marina Rebeka Announces Performance Mixup
Marina Rebeka has announced that she will not perform the March 28 performance of Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda" at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. The soprano, who is currently in rehearsals for her stage role debut, announced on Twitter that "due to miscommunication with the theater" she would be performing the originally scheduled performance. As a result, Roberta Mantegna will sing the title role for that date. "Maria Stuarda" is scheduled…
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Listen to Marina Rebeka’s ‘Maria Stuarda’ Live From Lativa
Marina Rebeka will make her role debut as "Maria Stuarda" is Donizetti's beloved opera. The Latvian soprano will begin the new year with the tour de force role at Riga’s Great Guild Hall on Jan. 10. The performance will also be streamed on Latvian radio for audiences to listen to around the world. The Jan. 12 performance will take place at Liepāja’s Great Amber Hall and followed by the final…