Sondra Radvanovsky Summons Queen Elizabeth in 'Roberto Devereux'

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky and Matthew Polenzani star in the Met's 'Roberto Devereux.' Sondra Radvanovsky and Matthew Polenzani star in the Met's 'Roberto Devereux.' (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Tune in Saturday at 1 pm as soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the role of Queen Elizabeth I in the third of Donizetti's three Tudor queens operas to be staged at the Met this year. The opera focuses on the elder queen's relationship with the title character — sung by Matthew Polenzani — whom she condemns to death for treason. Mezzo Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien round out this strong cast as the Duke and Duchess of Nottingham.

Bel Canto specialist Maurizio Benini leads the David McVicar production, which premiered this season. Mary Jo Heath hosts the broacast.

Cast:

Elisabetta: Sondra Radvanovsky
Sara: Elīna Garanča
Roberto Devereux: Matthew Polenzani
Duke of Nottingham: Mariusz Kwiecien

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Comments [3]

Monk from UWS

"Three Queens" trilogy, fine.

But Mary Stuart was not a Tudor queen.

Apr. 16 2016 05:30 PM

Sondra's in excellent voice, so far the coloratura is very accurate.

Apr. 16 2016 01:36 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Have never heard this one. hope it will be a nice addition to operas
I love.

Apr. 16 2016 01:04 PM

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