Gaetano Donizetti

Maria Stuarda

Maria Stuarda

Opera in two acts


Music version by: Evgeny Kolobov

Stage Director: Stanislav Mitin

Set and Costume Designer: Alla Kozhenkova

Lighting Designer: Gleb Filshtinsky

Choirmaster: Natalya Popovich


Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission


Premiered on 3 December 1992

Recommended for 12+


Taken off in 2015

The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, who rivaled her English cousin Queen Elizabeth I, is staged in a restrained and austere manner. Life is shown as confrontation of love and politics. The need to be just a woman and the lust for power are tragically intertwined in the destinies of the two queens, leading one of them to the scaffold and giving the other the eternal stigma of the executioner queen. In the finale, Mary dies, making Elizabeth look into the eyes of eternity.

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