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Maria Stuarda

Saturday

17.12.2022

19:30 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

OSR & GTG

programme

Stefano Montanari
Musical Director

Elsa Dreisig
soprano

STÉPHANIE D'OUSTRAC
mezzo-soprano

Opera by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after the play by Friedrich Schiller

First performed in 1835 at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Last performed at the Grand Théâtre de Genève 2004-2005

Mariame Clément
Stage Director
Julia Hansen
Scenography & Costumes Designer
Ulrik Gad
Lighting Designer
Clara Pons
Dramaturgy
Alan Woodbridge
Choir director

Stéphanie d'Oustrac
Maria Stuarda
Elsa Dreisig
Elisabetta
Edgardo Rocha
Roberto
Gianluca Buratto
Talbot
Simone Del Savio
Lord Cecil
Ena Pongrac
Anna Kennedy
Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus


the music

In the second part of our Donizetti trilogy about the Tudors, Elizabeth of England returns alongside her cousin Mary Queen of Scots. She who was once also Queen of France is an expert at imposing her whims and wills, juggling lovers, partisans and rebellions. Channeling her father Henry VIII, Elizabeth dispatches her rival to the scaffold, where Mary does not lose the opportunity to stage her own death...

Mariame Clément and Julia Hansen take us back to the phantasmagorical universe they initiated last season with characters who, in the style of Henry James, seem to visit each other from one opera to the next, weaving history, its hidden reasons and our gaze with an invisible thread. Stéphanie d'Oustrac sings the title role and Elsa Dreisig, the Virgin Queen.

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande follows the lead of Maestro Stefano Montanari who, from behind his fortepiano, rebuilds the musical bridges between Donizetti’s predecessors and successors.



OSR Live

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JONATHAN NOTT

Conductor

Yvonne Naef

mezzo-soprano

György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva