Donizetti - Maria Stuarda | Arthaus 101361

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda

Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 101361

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd February 2009

Contents

Artists

Anna Caterina Antonacci
Mariella Devia
Paola Gardina
Francesco Meli
Simone Alberghino
Pietro Terranova
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Conductor

Antonino Fogliani

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Maria Stuarda

Artists

Anna Caterina Antonacci
Mariella Devia
Paola Gardina
Francesco Meli
Simone Alberghino
Pietro Terranova
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Conductor

Antonino Fogliani

About

Two queens on one island. A recipe for disaster. Especially as both have a legitimate claim to the other’s throne. They are, after all, related… So the power politics are the name of the game. And, for reasons of state, one of the heads that wears a crown has to roll.

Maria Stuarda was laid to rest for more than a hundred years, finally being revived in 1958 in Bergamo under conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis. However, the real breakthrough for the opera came with Giorgio de Lullo’s Florentine production for the Maggio Musicale in 1967 (with set design and costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi - director, set designer and costume designer at La Scala in 2008). As the two queens, Leyla Gencer and Shirley Verrett set the vocal standards. Since then, the triumph of Maria Stuarda has been unstoppable.

Various top interpreters have taken on the vocal and acting challenges of the main roles, including Montserrat Caballé, Beverly Sills, Janet Baker, Rosalind Plowright, Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Maria Chiara, Edita Gruberova and Agnes Baltsa. Mariella Devia as Maria and Anna Caterina Antonacci as Elisabetta have now also added their names to this illustrious list.

Cast:
- Elisabetta: Anna Caterina Antonacci
- Maria Stuarda: Mariella Devia
- Anna Kennedy: Paola Gardina
- Roberto: Francesco Meli
- Giorgio Talbot: Simone Alberghino
- Lord Guglielmo Cecil: Pietro Terranova

Directed, Set Design and Costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi.

Live recording from the Teatro alla Scala Milano 2008.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Menu Language: GB
Subtitle Languages: IT, GB, D, F, SP, JP
Running Time: 138 min + 13 min Bonus
DVD: DVD 9, NTSC
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0
Worldwide available

This product has now been deleted. Information is for reference only.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here