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Opera

Bastarda
Part II

Presentation
THe past cannot be cured— Elizabeth I Tudor

A bastard child who ascended the English throne, a ‘Virgin Queen’ who had numerous lovers, a muse, poet and musician: Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603) continues to capture the imagination. With Bastarda, La Monnaie is now reviving the life and times of this enigmatic monarch in all their glory.

For two operatic evenings, you experience the intriguing, larger-than-life story of Elizabeth and her inner child through the musical highlights of Gaetano Donizetti's Tudor tetralogy (Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux and Elisabetta al Castello di Kenilworth). For two operatic evenings, the La Monnaie Theatre is transformed into the Tudor court of its 16th-century heyday, with breathtaking costumes and historically informed props, with dance and video, with grand entrances and tragic exits. A unique total spectacle, which our workshops have been working on for years.

PART II: ... Till death do us part”
Betrayal knows many guises, Elizabeth’s punishment only one. As ‘favourites’ come and go, one star remains in her place in the political firmament: that of Good Queen Bess, once ‘The Fairy Queen’... Her decline has begun, but until the end she remains the epicentre of the world. And that world is a stage.

DISCOVER BASTARDA - PART I
Gallery

Gallery

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets

Cast
Cast

Conductor & Musical arrangementsFRANCESCO LANZILLOTTA Artistic concept, Script & DirectionOLIVIER FREDJ Adaptation & DialogueYANN APPERRY & OLIVIER FREDJ

Set design & LightingURS SCHÖNEBAUM CostumesPETRA REINHARDT VideoSARAH DERENDINGER ChoreographyAVSHALOM POLLAK Artistic collaborationCECILIA LIGORIO DramaturgyMARIE MERGEAY Chorus masterGIULIO MAGNANINI

ElisabettaMYRTÒ PAPATANASIU
FRANCESCA SASSU (1 & 2.4)
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 childHADLEY DEAN RANDERSON / NEHIR HASRET

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE With support fromNATIONAL LOTTERY