Roberto Devereux (CANCELLED) - Teatro La Fenice


Roberto Devereux (CANCELLED)
Gaetano Donizetti
from Fri 26.06.2020 to Sat 04.07.2020
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House

Roberto Devereux


Fascinated by English history, Donizetti wrote three operas featuring in a starring role the self-styled ‘Virgin Queen’ as a woman torn between love and State Reason. As it was customary in his days, he and his librettists took many liberties with their plots, putting a premium on the romantic side. While in Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth (1829) and in Maria Stuarda (1834) Elizabeth is linked with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in Roberto Devereux, the final panel of the triptych (1837), the unfortunate object of her jealous desires is the Earl of Essex, whom she ordered to be beheaded in 1560. However, contrary to historical reality, Elizabeth realizes that she’s no longer a worthy queen and gives up her throne as the opera ends.

At the end of the Opera
Dinner buffet at Sale Apollinee
Friday, June 26 at 7
Ticket 100€ (excluded Opera-ticket)
or call us to reserve it +39 041 786672/ 673


Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Director Alfonso Antoniozzi
Sets Monica Manganelli
Costumes Gianluca Falaschi
Light designer Luciano Novelli


Elisabetta Roberta Mantegna
Sara Lilly Jørstad
Roberto Devereux Enea Scala
Il duca di Nottingham Alessandro Luongo
Lord Cecil Matteo Roma
Sir Gualtiero Raleigh Luca Dall’Amico


La Fenice Orchestra and Choir
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

English surtitles
La Fenice production
co-production with Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova and Teatro Regio di Parma

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