Maria Stuarda


September 2018 is brimming with blood-shed and rivalry as we bring two ferocious Tudor Queens to the stage in our 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…

Performed in concert-style, OperaUpClose tour Donizetti's riveting opera to Tudor and Elizabethan National Trust properties, for a unique blend of heritage and music, and out-of-hours access to these historic houses.


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8 Sept*
Osterley Park & House

22 Sept
Osterley Park & House

10 Sept
Sutton House

12 Sept**
Sutton House

14 Sept
Sutton House

15 Sept
Sutton House

6 Oct
Canons Ashby