Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' From Madrid
Thursday, December 17, 2015
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.
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