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...
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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.
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