Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (Encore)
Director: Maurizio Benini
Starring: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
Release Date: Tue 12 May 2020
Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester; Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.