Kristina Mkhitaryan & Aigul Akhmetshina about Maria Stuarda | Trailer | Dutch National Opera

A scorching face-off that is both personal and political, and ultimately proves to be fatal. This opera pits Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and Mary Stuart, the exiled Queen of Scots, against each other in a fierce struggle that is as much about power as it is about love and moral righteousness. Bel canto composer Donizetti created a ravishing score for this opera that is both melodic and deeply moving, delivering plenty of emotional intensity as the lethal conflict between the two historical queens unfolds. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new video’s every week:

Opera in two acts
Sung in Italian

Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari

Musical direction: Enrique Mazzola
Stage direction: Jetske Mijnssen
Set design: Ben Baur
Costume design: Klaus Bruns
Dramaturgy: Luc Joosten
Choreography: Lillian Stillwell
Lighting design: Cor van den Brink

Elisabetta: Aigul Akhmetshina
Maria Stuarda: Kristina Mkhitaryan
Anna Kennedy: Sílvia Sequeira*
Leicester: Ismael Jordi
Giorgio Talbot: Aleksei Kulagin
Lord Guglielmo Cecil: Simon Mechlinski

* Dutch National Opera Studio

Demi Wals, Alina Fejzo, Lili Kok, Evaldo Melo, Isabelle Nelson, Renzo Popolizio, Laia Vancells Pi, Luigi Vilotta

Child extras
Billy Maan, Yara Swaab

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Chorus master Edward Ananian-Cooper

Coproduction with Teatro San Carlo (Napels) and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia)
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