Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose bring two ferocious 16th century Queens to the stage in their new English version of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots).
Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I go head-to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival 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. Maria Stuarda will come to Gloucester Blackfriars as part of a national tour to unique and evocative venues, 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.