Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2012-2013
season. Explore our 2013-2014 Season to view the current repertory.
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 46 min.
Joyce DiDonato's performance in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, "will be pointed to as a model of singing," full of "plush richness and aching beauty," in David McVicar's Met premiere production. Elza van den Heever is "a vocally burnished and emotionally tempestuous" Elizabeth (New York Times). Matthew Polenzani sings Leicester and Maurizio Benini conducts.
"A luminous performance." –Associated Press
"Bel canto is truly back at the Met. The production was as right as can be." –WQXR
"Joyce DiDonato gives an exquisitely proportioned, remarkably sensitive performance." –Financial Times
"It was hard to imagine a better New Year's Eve gift to opera lovers than this musically splendid and intensely dramatic performance." –New York Times
Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund
Maria Stuarda audio slideshow! Designer John Macfarlane and director Sir David McVicar describe the sets for this Met premiere production.
Listen to the MetTalk panel discussion about Maria Stuarda, with DiDonato, van den Heever, McVicar, and Macfarlane.
Performance Dates/Tickets and Info
All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.