Fascinated by English history, Donizetti wrote three operas featuring in a starring role the self-styled ‘Virgin Queen’ as a woman torn between love and State Reason.
As it was customary in his days, he and his librettists took many liberties with their plots, putting a premium on the romantic side. While in Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth (1829) and in Maria Stuarda (1834) Elizabeth is linked with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in Roberto Devereux, the final panel of the triptych (1837), the unfortunate object of her jealous desires is the Earl of Essex, whom she ordered to be beheaded in 1560. However, contrary to historical reality, Elizabeth realizes that she’s no longer a worthy queen and gives up her throne as the opera ends.
Conductor | Riccardo Frizza
Director | Alfonso Antoniozzi
Sets | Monica Manganelli
Costumes | Gianluca Falaschi
Light designer | Luciano Novelli
La Fenice Orchestra and Choir
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti
At the end of the Opera
Dinner buffet at Sale Apollinee
Friday, June 26 at 7
Ticket 100€ (excluded Opera-ticket)
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Venerdì 26, Domenica 28, Martredì 30 giugno, Giovedi 2 e Sabato 4 luglio 2020