This seasons’ operas include Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux – Donizetti’s ‘Three Queens’ which are rarely performed together.
Alastair Miles kicked off the season as Enrico (Henry VIII) in Alessandro Talevi’s Anna Bolena.Alastair ‘turn[ed] in one of his best performances as a thuggish Enrico.’ Financial Times, Andrew Clark
Following on, Judith Howarth sings the title role in Rudolf Frey’s Maria Stuarda, joining Alastair singing Giorgio Talbot. Judith ‘sang with superb technique and richly expressive phrasing, making something both moving and lovely of the two grand final scenes. Zinging top E flats were the icing on the cake.’ Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen
Concluding the season, David Kempster sings Duca di Nottingham in Alessandro Talevi’s Roberto Devereux. (Opens 2nd October).
All three operas can be seen on tour until the end of November.