This autumn, Tudor and Elizabethan National Trust properties and the Old Royal Naval College open their doors for the premiere of Olivier Award-winning 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…
Donizetti's thrilling opera will be performed in concert-style by six singers accompanied by piano, violin and clarinet, at unique locations with direct links to the two Queens.
ORCHESTRATION & MUSICAL DIRECTION BY Paul McKenzie
LIBRETTO & DIRECTION BY Robin Norton-Hale
MARY STUART Flora McIntosh
QUEEN ELIZABETH Philippa Boyle
EARL OF LEICESTER Joseph Doody
LORD CECIL Ian Beadle
LORD TALBOT Stuart Pendred
ANNA Louise Ratcliffe
VIOLIN Stefano d'Ermenegildo
CLARINET Sarah Douglas
NATIONAL TRUST HOUSES
OperaUpClose is proud to partner with the National Trust properieties of Osterley Park & House, 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.
Click on the images below to learn more about the properties.
Thank you to our supporters:
The Fidelio Charitable Trust
To book for performances at Osterley House, Sutton House and Canons Ashby, click on the button below to visit our external booking site, or call the box office on 020 3176 7823.
To buy tickets for the performance at the Old Royal Naval College on 28 September, please visit www.ornc.org
The Portico | Osterley Park & House
Wenlock Barn | Sutton House
Grand Entrance Hall | Osterley Park & House
*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.