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Maria Stuarda (‘Mary Stuart’)locked

  • William Ashbrook

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Tragedia lirica in two or three acts by Gaetano Donizetti to a libretto by Giuseppe Bardari after Andrea Maffei’s translation (1830) of Friedrich von Schiller ’s Maria Stuart; Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 30 December 1835.

This work was originally intended by Donizetti as a vehicle for his favourite prima donna, Giuseppina Ronzi De Begnis, but when it was in rehearsal at the S Carlo, Naples, the king personally forbade its performance. Donizetti cobbled much of the score into a work with a different plot, ...

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Stockholm, Stiftelsen Musikkulturens Främjande