Opera in two acts
Musical Director and Conductor Mihkel Kütson
Conductor Lauri Sirp
Director Roman Hovenbitzer (Germany)
Designer Roy Spahn (Germany)
Lighting Designer Palle Palmé (Sweden)
Cast: Aile Asszonyi (Estonian National Opera), Karmen Puis, Oleg Balashov (The Mariinsky Theatre), Aare Saal (Estonian National Opera), Märt Jakobson, Valentina Kremen
Queen Elizabeth I loves the Count of Leicester but she suspects that the latter is actually in love with Maria, Queen of Scotland. Rivalry between two women in politics as well as in love cannot possibly have a happy ending.
“Maria Stuarda” premiered in Milano at La Scala in 1835. It took 123 years for the opera to be staged again but then it stayed for good and became a permanent part of opera theatre repertoires.
In Italian with Estonian surtitles
Premiere on May 5, 2011 at Vanemuine Small Building
Event links: http://www.vanemuine.ee