Maria Stuarda

February 20, 2016
Woman dressed as a queen of England performing on stage
metopera.org

From The Metropolitan Opera website:  

Maria Stuarda is a searingly dramatic setting of Friedrich Schiller’s play about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her political and personal rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I of England. While based relatively closely on historical characters and events, the opera’s central scene is fictional: the highly emotional meeting of the queens that concludes the first act (originally invented by Schiller) never took place. It’s a dramatic device that brilliantly highlights the two women’s contrasting characters.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Maria Stuarda, the searingly dramatic Friedrich Schiller’s play about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her political and personal rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I of England at noon on Saturday on WILL-FM.


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