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Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda


The collaboration between the Athens Concert Hall and Teatro alla Scala-Milan will be formally opened with the production of Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda, complemented by the exhibition “Maria Callas and La Scala”.
The memorandum of cooperation envisages the staging of recent La Scala productions, the prospect of the Athens Concert Hall being involved in international co-productions, and the providing of support for young Greek opera singers as they take their first steps on the international stage.

“Maria Stuarda”
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, based on Friedrich von Schiller’s play
Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, December 30, 1835

A production of the Tearto alla Scala in Milan, 2008

Director, Set & Costume designer: Pier Luigi Pizzi
Light designer: Sergio Rossi

Sets, costumes and properties of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Maria Stuarda:
Patrizia Ciofi (10 & 12/3), Irina Lungu (14,16 & 18/3)
Elisabetta: Elena Belfiore
Earl of Leicester: Francesco Demuro
Talbot: Mirco Palazzi
Lord Guglielmo Cecil: Simone Piazzola
Anna Kennedy: Eleni Voudouraki

ERT (Hellenic Radio & Television) Choir
Chorus master: Dimitris Bouzianis

Athens State Orchestra

Conducted by: Richard Bonynge