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The hardest thing to govern is the heart.— Elizabeth I Tudor
Elizabeth is two years old when her father, Henry VIII, orders the execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn. The heir to the throne becomes a bastard and will remain so in the eyes of her opponents, even when the weight of the English crown rests on her shoulders. Consequently, retaining power requires sacrifice: personal happiness must give way to political interest and intimate feelings to state affairs. Especially when her great rival Mary Stuart appears on the scene, bringing about a clash of queens.
In this first part of Bastarda, La Monnaie revives the childhood and early reign of Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603) in all its glory. Prepare for the musical highlights of Gaetano Donizetti's Tudor tetralogy, breathtaking costumes and historically informed props, dance and video, grand entrances and tragic exits. A unique total spectacle, which our workshops have been working on for years.
Dynamic ticket prices
Starting from € 12 to € 165
-30 years old: € 10 / € 50
Buy your tickets for both Bastarda I and Bastarda II in one and the same order and get a 20% discount.
Sung in Italian
Surtitles in French and in Dutch
Introductory talks 45' before the start of the performance (NL/FR)
1h55' + intermission 25' + 55'
Broadcast on Musiq3 and Klara
Brodcast on Arte
Based on the four Tudor operas of Gaetano Donizetti
Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth (1829)
Anna Bolena (1830)
Maria Stuarda (1834)
Roberto Devereux (1837)
Set design & LightingURS SCHÖNEBAUM CostumesPETRA REINHARDT VideoSARAH DERENDINGER ChoreographyAVSHALOM POLLAK Artistic collaborationCECILIA LIGORIO DramaturgyMARIE MERGEAY Chorus masterGIULIO MAGNANINI
FRANCESCA SASSU (21.3, 1.4) Anna BolenaSALOME JICIA LeicesterENEA SCALA EnricoLUCA TITTOTO Giovanna Seymour & SaraRAFFAELLA LUPINACCI Amy RobsartVALENTINA MASTRANGELO Maria StuardaLENNEKE RUITEN Roberto DevereuxSERGEY ROMANOVSKY NottinghamBRUNO TADDIA
SmetonDAVID HANSEN CecilGAVAN RING Elisabetta childNEHIR HASRET (21, 23.03 & 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 13.04),
HADLEY DEAN RANDERSON (25, 28, 30.03 & 8, 15, 16.04)
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux
ProductionLA MONNAIE With support fromNATIONAL LOTTERY
In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter