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Event Archive - Live at the Met: Maria Stuarda:

Sat. January 19th 2013 - Sat. January 19th 2013 Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
9:55 am - 1:30 pm doors at 9:00 am
Adult: $26 | Senior: $24 | Student: $22 | Child: $15.50 | eyeGo: $5
Tickets at: Cowichan Ticket Centre 250-748-7529; 2687 James St.,
Presented by: Cowichan Theatre

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Each of Donizetti’s three great “Tudor queen” operas—Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux—ends with the heroine considering her legacy and her eternal soul. Poor Anne Boleyn rages with the effort of forgiving her enemies inan extended mad scene, while Elizabeth in Roberto Devereux agonizes over the bloodshed she has caused. Only Mary Stuart,Queen of Scots, faces her demise with peace of mind. Absolved of her sins, she even delivers an eloquent wish for the well-being of the rival who condemned her to death. Her vocal line soaring above the chorus of mourners in the finale is an unforgettable musical manifestation of her spiritual triumph. It’s the kind of effect that inspires David McVicar, director of the Met premiere production of Maria Stuarda, to describe the opera as “a perfect example of bel canto style,telling a vivid dramatic story through music that glories in the possibilities of the human voice.”


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