The Royal Opera - Maria Stuarda Reviews
4 June 2020
Carmen Giannattasio (Elisabetta), Joyce DiDonato (Maria Stuarda)
Carmen Giannattasio (Elisabetta), Ismael Jordi (Conte di Leicester)
General scene
Joyce DiDonato (Maria Stuarda), Matthew Rose (Giorgio Talbot), Kathleen Wilkinson (Anna Kennedy)
Joyce DiDonato (Maria Stuarda)

Performance reviews

Key Photo gallery Production details Video link
Maria Stuarda

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 15

What a waste of huge talents
22 Jul 14 / The Jewish Chronicle
Docudrama belcantista
19 Jul 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda by the Royal Opera House is breathtaking
13 Jul 14 / Express
Maria Stuarda is a fight to the death between two magnificent queens and an 'eclectic' design
13 Jul 14 / The Observer
'Electrifying' top-class sopranos in monarch power struggle
10 Jul 14 / Express
The dots are unjoinable in Royal Opera’s Maria Stuarda
10 Jul 14 / The Spectator
Joyce DiDonato as Maria Stuarda was sensational
9 Jul 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Joyce DiDonato is transcendent
8 Jul 14 / Independent
Joyce DiDonato exudes moral fire, terror and nobility of spirit
8 Jul 14 / Evening Standard
Joyce DiDonato is on superlative form in the title role
8 Jul 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
American mezzo Joyce DiDonato and rising star Carmen Giannattasio triumph admirably
8 Jul 14 / The Stage
Joyce DiDonato's enthralling singing saved a crass production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
7 Jul 14 / Telegraph
The singers supply the passion
7 Jul 14 / The Guardian
Joyce DiDonato dazzles the ear in Donizetti's operatic retelling of Schiller's play
7 Jul 14 / What's on Stage
Terrific musical performances in a dramatic performance lacking the courage of its convictions
7 Jul 14 / Planet Hugill
Audiences lose their heads over DiDonato’s opera performance
The 45-year-old diva has been leaving audiences at the Royal Opera House roaring for her singing and performing of the hugely demanding bel canto (beautiful singing) role of the doomed Queen Maria Stuarda.
Production details
DiDonato, Giannattasio, Wilkinson, Jordi, Carpenter, Rose
(c) de Billy (d) Leiser/Caurier
Performance dates
5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18 July 2014
Trending reviews
From our archives:
Tristan und Isolde (2015)

Vienna State Opera

Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Bavarian State Opera