Gaetano Donizetti: Bastarda (1/6)The Coronation

On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth recalls how her father's execution of her mother Anne Boleyn left her a bastard. This unique opera series follows the life of the 'Virgin Queen' to the music of Gaetano Donizetti. Episode 1: The Coronation...
... where we meet Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and future Queen of England. On the eve of her coronation, the three Narrators give us a glimpse into the history of England in the 16th century – Elizabeth’s history, in other words. The execution of her mother Anne Boleyn makes the young Elizabeth a bastard. But when her half-sister Mary Tudor dies, Elizabeth still accedes to the throne... The presence of the young Elizabeth and the inner voice of the adult Elizabeth place the latter in a constant confrontation with herself.

Director

MYRIAM HOYER

With

  • MYRTÒ PAPATANASIU (Elisabetta)

  • SALOME JICIA (Anna Bolena)

  • ENEA SCALA (Leicester)

  • LUCA TITTOTO (Enrico)

  • RAFFAELLA LUPINACCI (Giovanna Seymour & Sara)

  • VALENTINA MASTRANGELO (Amy Robsart)

  • LENNEKE RUITEN (Maria Stuarda)

  • SERGEY ROMANOVSKY (Roberto Devereux)

  • BRUNO TADDIA (Nottingham)

  • DAVID HANSEN (Smeton)

  • GAVAN RING (Cecil)

  • NEHIR HASRET (Elisabetta child)

Director

OLIVIER FREDJ

Adaptation

YANN APPERRY & OLIVIER FREDJ

Music director

FRANCESCO LANZILLOTTA

Orchestra

Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie

Choir

  • Académie des chœurs de la Monnaie s.l.d. de Benoît Giaux

  • Chœurs de la Monnaie

Choreography

AVSHALOM POLLAK

Sets

URS SCHÖNEBAUM

Costumes

PETRA REINHARDT

Lighting

URS SCHÖNEBAUM

Video

SARAH DERENDINGER

Dramaturge

MARIE MERGEAY

Music arranger

FRANCESCO LANZILLOTTA

Country

  • France

  • Belgium

Year

2023

Duration

47 min

Available

From 28/05/2023 to 28/05/2024

Genre

Performance Art

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