Following their sell-out visit last spring with La Bohéme the SJT is pleased to welcome back ROBIN NORTON-HALE’S Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose with their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda).
Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I go head-to-head in this thrilling opera, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.
Performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers accompanied by piano, violin and clarinet, and a new English libretto by Robin Norton-Hale, this critically-acclaimed production provides insight into one of the most compelling periods of British history, as well as current tensions.
Age guidance: 12+ Tickets & info here
“every glance and gesture carries full dramatic weight”
“a thrilling, up-close encounter”
“tremendous immediacy” & “[Phillipa Boyle and Flora McIntosh] held the listener in an iron grip”
“the feeling of intimacy and intensity calcifies into an onslaught on the senses”