Gaetano Donizetti: Bastarda (6/6)Queen of Farce

52 min

Betrayal has many faces, yet the punishment for the culprits is always the same. Despite her decline, Elisabeth remains the centre of the world until the end. And that world is a stage. This unique opera series retraces the life of the Virgin Queen to the melodies of Gaetano Donizetti. Episode 6: Queen of Farce...

... in which loneliness takes hold of Elizabeth’s heart and it becomes increasingly clear that her situation is hopeless. Although she decides to punish her favourite Robert Devereux by sending him to the scaffold for treason, the young man’s death is a fatal blow. As despair and madness gradually take hold of the Queen, the stage empties around her and the game will soon be up. But Elizabeth faces her demons in a final confrontation as she addresses her audience one last time...

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

Director

MYRIAM HOYER

Music arranger

FRANCESCO LANZILLOTTA

Country

  • France

  • Belgium

Year

2023

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