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Articles tagged with "Maria Stuarda"

Move over, Wolf Hall: How Tudor history was embraced by Italian opera

18 July 2014

This tumultuous period of British history inspired a host of 19th-century operas.

The Fight to the Stage: Donizetti and censorship

16 July 2014

Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.

Maria Stuarda broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 on 14 July 2014 at 7.15pm

11 July 2014

Cast includes Joyce DiDonato, Carmen Giannattasio, Ismael Jordi and Jeremy Carpenter, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Listen: Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on the 'human truth' of Maria Stuarda

9 July 2014

Beauty, politics and violence in Donizetti’s historical opera.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

Your reaction: Maria Stuarda

6 July 2014

What did you think of Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier's arresting new production of Donizetti's Tudor tragedy?

Listen: Carmen Giannattasio on Maria Stuarda - 'I feel like an actress who sings'

4 July 2014

The Italian soprano tells BBC Radio 3 about how she approaches opera's twin demands of singing and acting, and the challenges of wearing a two-stone costume.

Musical Highlight from Maria Stuarda: the Confrontation Scene

30 June 2014

The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.

Opera Essentials: Maria Stuarda

25 June 2014

A quick guide to Donizetti's blistering Tudor drama, which pits Mary Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I.

The Real Maria Stuarda: Three husbands, two murders and a rival queen south of the border

16 June 2014

Intrigue, murder and some bad decisions in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

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