G. DONIZETTI

MARIA STUARDA

26. 29 SEPT 2018

Royal intrigues explode onto stage as Donizetti dramatizes the fatal conflict between two Tudor Queens, Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, bitter rivals both for the throne and for the love of Robert Leicester. Spectacular singing and spine-tingling confrontations take the focus in Matthew Wild’s minimalist staging, premiered to great acclaim in 2015 at the Artscape Opera House.
Maestros Kazem Abdullah (26th Sept performance) and Marvin Kernelle (29th Sept performance) will lead the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Conductor Kazem Abdullah 26 Sept
Conductor Marvin Kernelle 29 Sept
Director Matthew Wild
Set Design Michael Mitchell
Lighting Design Kobus Rossouw
Costume Design Maritha Visagie
Assistant Set Designer Christiaan Harris

CAST
Elisabetta              Violina Anguelov
Maria Stuarda      Vuvu Mpofu
Robert Leicester   Makudupanyane Senaoana
Talbot                    Mandisinde Mbuyazwe
Cecil                       Thando Zwane
Anna Kennedy     Danielle Speckman

UNDERSTUDIES
Elisabetta             Ané Pretorius
Maria Stuarda     Brittany Smith
Robert Leicester  Lunga Hallam                                                                                                                                          Anna Kennedy    Abongile Fumba

★★★★ “’n sonderlinge opera-ervaring”

Die Burger

 “The staging worked exceptionally well … the chorus were simply tremendous”

Cape Times