Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' From Madrid

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' from the Royal Theater in Madrid. Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' from the Royal Theater in Madrid. (Teatro Real, Madrid)
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Donizetti had a well-known affinity for historical stories of the English monarchy. This time in "Roberto Devereux," he takes on a tale of intrigue and jealousy in the court of Queen Elisabeth I, including her supposed entanglement in a regal love triangle, involving Devereux, the Earl of Essex and Sara, Duchess of Nottingham.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Roberto Devereux" in a production from the Royal Theater in Madrid. The stars are soprano Mariella Devia as Elizabeth, tenor Gregory Kunde as Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Santafé as Sara, the woman whose love for Devereux brings down a queen.

Cast:

Queen Elizabeth: Mariella Devia (soprano)
Roberto Devereux: Gregory Kunde (tenor)
Duke of Nottingham: Marco Caria (baritone)
Sara: Silvia Tro Santafé (mezzo-soprano)
Lord Cecil: Juan Antono Sanabria (tenor)
Sir Walter Raleigh : Andrea Mastroni (bass)

Teatro Royal Orchestra and Chorus
Bruno Campanella, conductor

Comments [1]

Richard Pairaudeau from Madrid

It seems to have been omitted that this excellent production was a visitor from Cardiff's Welsh National Opera.

Dec. 19 2015 07:24 AM

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