Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda)

Sam Harding
Authored by Sam Harding
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:02pm

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda). Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I go head-to-head in this historical tragedy. Donizetti’s riveting opera provides an insight both into a compelling period of British history and current tensions, and culminates in a fictitious meeting between the two rival Tudor Queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks. Donizetti’s powerful melodies will be performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers, accompanied by piano, clarinet and violin. Mary, Queen of Scots will tour as a fully-staged production to unique and evocative venues across the UK, some with direct links to the two Queens. Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history through this thrilling production.


Tickets from £20 - £28 (concessions available). For more information and to book tickets, please visit: or call 0203 176 7823.


Cast/ Creative Team: ORCHESTRATOR & MUSICAL DIRECTOR Paul McKenzie LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Kate Lane ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Sasha Amaya MARY STUART Flora McIntosh QUEEN ELIZABETH Philippa Boyle EARL OF LEICESTER Cliff Zammit Stevens LORD CECIL Jan Capinski LORD TALBOT Julian Debreuil ANNA Emma Watkinson VIOLIN Stefano d’Ermenegildo CLARINET Sarah Douglas

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Exeter Guildhall, 203 High St, Exeter, EX4 3EB

Event Date

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:45pm