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Donizett Maria Stuarda

War of the Roses: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera

Opera Teen | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

The triptych of Gaetano Donizetti's Tudor Queens is a famously challenging cycle for any diva. Most notably sung by Beverly Sills at New York City Ope...

Met Opera: Joyce DiDonato Soars in the Met's First Maria Stuarda

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

In opera, the music pretty much trumps history, and in Maria Stuarda Donizetti's confrontation scene between the two women at the end of Act 1, a furious 16th-century cat fight in which each hurls invective at the other, makes terrific drama.