Maria Stuarda

DONIZETTI

OperaUpClose bring two ferocious Tudor Queens to the stage in their new English version of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots).

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.

Donizetti's powerful melodies will tour to unique and evocative venues across the UK, performed in a new orchestration for six singers, accompanied by piano, clarinet and violin. Opening with two weeks at Stoke Newington’s The Old Church, the only surviving Elizabethan church in London, followed by a week at the Charterhouse in Clerkenwell, where Elizabeth I held her first Councils of State, this riveting opera will continue its tour to spaces our Tudor monarchs visited, loved and destroyed.

CREATIVE TEAM

ORCHESTRATOR & MUSICAL DIRECTOR Paul McKenzie
LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Kate Lane


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The Fidelio Charitable Trust

CALENDAR

THE OLD CHURCH
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 9ES

1-13 April, 7.30pm
Tickets: £15-£35 (conc. available)
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THE CHARTERHOUSE
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6AN

24-29 April, 7.30pm
Tickets: £35-£65 (conc. available)
Supporters Night: £100
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BLACKFRIARS PRIORY
Via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street
Gloucester GL1 2HN

1 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £23 (conc. available)
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EXETER GUILDHALL
203 High St
Exeter EX4 3EB

3 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £20-£28 (conc. available)
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POLTIMORE HOUSE
Poltimore
Exeter EX4 0AU

4 May, 6pm
Tickets: £20-£25 (conc. available)
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GLASTONBURY ABBEY
Magdalene St
Glastonbury BA6 9EL

22 June, 7pm
Tickets: £10-£23 (conc. available)
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