Donizetti's Mary, Queen of Scots from San Diego Opera
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All offers for Mary, Queen of Scots have expired.
The last date listed for Mary, Queen of Scots was Friday February 22, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at San Diego Civic Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $90.00
- Our Price:
- $18.00 - $45.00
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In a powerful political chess game where death makes the final move, England’s Queen Elizabeth confronts her cousin, Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland, who is accused of treason. Caught in the middle is the Earl of Leicester, who loves Mary but is desired by Elizabeth. In a dramatic confrontation between the two queens, it becomes obvious that there is no room in Britain for two such powerful adversaries. Torn between the need to consolidate power and the compassion she feels for Mary, Elizabeth puts her personal feelings aside and is finally convinced by her courtiers to behead her own relative. She orders Leicester to watch the execution.
Full of melody from Gaetano Donizetti, the composer of Lucia di Lammermoor, with great choruses and dramatic ensembles, Mary, Queen of Scots is a classic lyric opera in the bel canto style, which simply means beautiful singing—and that’s what this opera is all about.
In a classical Elizabethan style, the world of the two queens has been faithfully re-created for the stage with splendid sets from New York City Opera and elegant period costumes.