This tumultuous period of British history inspired a host of 19th-century operas.
News and features regarding ‘Maria Stuarda by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’
- 18 July 2014
- 16 July 2014
Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.
- 11 July 2014
Cast includes Joyce DiDonato, Carmen Giannattasio, Ismael Jordi and Jeremy Carpenter, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
- 7 July 2014
Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.
- 6 July 2014
What did you think of Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier's arresting new production of Donizetti's Tudor tragedy?
- 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.
- 30 June 2014
The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.
- 25 June 2014
A quick guide to Donizetti's blistering Tudor drama, which pits Mary Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I.
- 16 June 2014
Intrigue, murder and some bad decisions in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
- 8 June 2014
Political and moral agendas have seen some of history’s greatest composers put under pressure to change their work.
- 14 May 2014
Other winners include Daniel Barenboim, Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
- 24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.