Maria Stuarda: Cast Up Close

We've got some new faces for you to meet!

This fabulous cast are bringing you some serious vocal fireworks this autumn in OperaUpClose's new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. And when we say fireworks, we mean it, some performances have a limited seating capacity of only fifty seats! So you're going to get to know this gang fairly well. More info and tickets here:

(Click on the images below and hover with your mouse to read their biographies.) 

NOW ON SALE: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots)

This autumn, Tudor and Elizabethan National Trust properties open their doors for the premiere of OperaUpClose's new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.

Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I go head-to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks. Political leaders jostling for position as battle-lines are drawn over questions of national sovereignty? We’ll leave you to draw any contemporary parallels…

These intimate and up close, concert-style performances will be taking place at Sutton House (Hackney), Osterley Park & House (Isleworth) and Canon's Ashby (Northamptonshire) between 8 Sept - 6 Oct. Seating is limited and performances are expected to sell out far in advance, so book now to avoid disappointment!

MARY STUART Flora McIntosh
LORD TALBOT Stuart Pendred
ANNA Louise Ratcliffe

Paul McKenzie

Robin Norton-Hale


8 Sept* 
The Portico | Osterley Park & House

10 Sept
Wenlock Barn | Sutton House

12 Sept**
Special Performance: Donizetti Up Close
Great Chamber | Sutton House

14 Sept
Wenlock Barn | Sutton House

15 Sept
Wenlock Barn | Sutton House

22 Sept
Grand Entrance Hall | Osterley Park & House

6 Oct
Priory Church | Canons Ashby

*This is an outdoor performance, partially covered. 

**This ticket price includes a complimentary drink, a post-show talk with the Creative Team and the opportunity for an audience with Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I.

National Trust Properties

OperaUpClose is proud to partner with the National Trust properieties of Osterley Park, Sutton House and Canons Ashby on the premiere of our new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. 

Each site offers its own unique elements of Tudor history as well as a rare opportunity to experience a legendary conflict that went on to define a nation – within the very walls that witnessed the birth of the Elizabethan era. So, you could even experience the performance at all three historic properties, each with their own story to tell.

Photos by Christopher Tribble


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