Gaetano Donizetti: Bastarda (5/6)Broken Mirrors

On the eve of her 60th birthday, Elizabeth finds a new favourite: the young but disloyal Robert Devereux. But can you stop aging by removing the mirrors? This unique opera series retraces the life of the "Virgin Queen" to the melodies of Gaetano Donizetti. Episode 5: Broken Mirrors...
... in which time is inevitably taking its toll, and where Elizabeth, now that Leicester is dead, finds a new favourite: the young but disloyal Robert Devereux. He is 25, the Queen is 60. Elizabeth is unaware of his secret relationship with Sara, who is also expecting his child. During a military expedition in Ireland, Devereux commits political treason. Will the Queen be able to forgive him for his double betrayal?

In a bid to avoid being confronted with her age, the Virgin Queen tries to control every aspect of her image and orders all the mirrors to be removed from her palace. But this doesn’t make her decline any less inevitable...

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

52 min

Available

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

Genre

Performance Art

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