ROBERTO DEVEREUX

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797 – 1848)

APRIL 25 - MAY 21, 2014

The tumultuous final days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
find powerful expression in Donizetti's Tudor drama.

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ROBERTO DEVEREUX

Excerpt from Roberto Devereux, Deutsche Grammophon 073 4185. Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera, Friedrich Haider, conductor. Edita Gruberova, Roberto Aronica.

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Sondra Radvanovsky as Elisabetta

The tumultuous final days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I find powerful expression in Donizetti’s Tudor drama.

Queen Elizabeth I, the central character in Roberto Devereux, has always attracted the foremost divas of their day. That tradition now continues with Sondra Radvanovsky, the world’s leading interpreter of the great 19th-century Italian prima donna roles. Donizetti’s show-stopping melodies and sumptuous period costumes bring the intrigue of the Elizabethan court to life within a Shakespearean-inspired Globe Theatre setting.

APRIL 25 to MAY 21, 2014


On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 40 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
Director: Stephen Lawless
Set Designer: Benoit Dugardyn
Costume Designer: Ingeborg Bernerth

Elisabetta: Sondra Radvanovsky
Nottingham: Russell Braun
Roberto Devereux: Leonardo Capalbo (April 25, 29 and May 3); Giuseppe Filianoti (May 10, 15, 18, 21)
Sara: Allyson McHardy


Production from Dallas Opera

Top: Stephen Costello as Roberto Devereux and Hasmik Papian as Elisabetta in the Dallas Opera production of Roberto Devereux, 2009. Photo: Karen Almond

Thumbnail: Sondra Radvanovsky as Elisabetta in the Canadian Opera Company production of Roberto Devereux, 2014. Photo by Michael Cooper.

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