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Roberto Devereux



20:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Opera & Voice

Artistic partner



19:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Opera & Voice

Artistic partner


Stefano Montanari
musical direction

Mariame Clément
stage director

Tragedia lirica by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
First performed on 28 October 1837 in Naples
First time at the Grand Théâtre de Genève

New production
3rd episode of Donizetti’s Tudors Trilogy


Stefano Montanari, musical director
Mariame Clément, stage director
Julia Hansen, set & costume designer
Ulrik Gad, lighting designor
Clara Pons, dramaturgy & video
Mark Biggins, choir director
Edgardo Rocha* ; Mert Süngü*, Roberto Devereux, Earl of Essex 
Elsa Dreisig** ; Ekaterina Bakanova**, Elisabetta, Queen of England
Stéphanie d’Oustrac*** ; Aya Wakizono***, Sara, Duchess of Nottingham 
Nicola Alaimo, The Duc of Nottingham 
Luca Bernard, Lord Cecil 
William Meinert, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh 
Ena Pongrac, A page 

* E. Rocha the 31.5, 4.6, 23.6 & 30.6 | M. Süngü the 2.6 & 6.6
** E. Dreisig the 31.5, 4.6, 23.6 & 30.6 | E. Bakanova the 2.6 & 6.6
*** S. d'Oustrac the 31.5, 4.6, 23.6 & 30.6 | A. Wakizono the 2.6 & 6.6

Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

more info on the GTG website

the music

To close our Tudor trilogy, what better than a third lyrical tragedy in which we find Elizabeth I of England, this time in the twilight of her life. Composé et terminé de force en 1837, après que Gaetano Donizetti eut perdu et son père et sa mère, son deuxième enfant et puis sa femme après la mort du troisième enfant à qui elle venait de donner naissance, l’opéra remporte un franc succès à Naples et puis est joué un peu partout en Italie et en Europe jusque dans les années 1880 avant de disparaître du répertoire des maisons lyriques.

Composed and finished by force in 1837, after Gaetano Donizetti lost both his father and mother, his second child and then his wife after the death of the third child she had just given birth to, the opera was a great success in Naples and was performed throughout Italy and Europe until the 1880s before disappearing from the repertoire of opera houses.

The passionate conductor Stefano Montanari will be back with the cast that has been with us for three years now: Elsa Dreisig as the old Queen, Stéphanie d’Oustrac as her rival, Sara Nottingham, and tenor Edgardo Rocha as the eternal favourite. They will be joined by the impressive baritone Nicola Alaimo as the powerful Lord Nottingham. 

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628