Gaetano Donizetti

Maria Stuarda

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns
to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as
her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester;
Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot.
Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production.


Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Cast: Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester),
Andrzej Filończyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot)


  1. Athens: Athens Concert Hall
  2. Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki Concert Hall
  3. Volos: Achillion Cinema
  4. Syros: Apollon Theatre Syros
  5. Agrinio: Municipal Theatre of Agrinio
  6. Trikala: Municipal Theatre of Trikala Mylos
  7. Zakynthos: Cine Foskolos Zakynthos
  8. Chania: Centre of Architecture in Mesogeios (KAM)
  9. Alexandroupoli: Municipal Theatre of Alexandroupolis
  10. Cultural and Conference Center / Iraklio
  11. Limassol - Cyprus: Rialto Theatre
  12. Larnaka - Cyprus: Κ – CINEPLEX Cinemas
  13. Nicosia – Cyprus: Κ – CINEPLEX Cinemas
  14. Pafos - Cyprus: Κ – CINEPLEX Cinemas