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Maria Stuarda (Jan. 19, 2013)

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Giuseppe Bardari, based on the play by Friedrich Schiller

Benini; van den Heever, DiDonato, Polenzani, Rose

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 41 min.

Joyce DiDonato gives a sensational performance as Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto drama, opposite Elza van den Heever as Queen Elizabeth. This Live in HD presentation of David McVicar’s acclaimed 2012 production also stars Matthew Polenzani as Leicester, the man caught between the rival queens. Maurizio Benini conducts.