La Monnaie / De Munt LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
© Simon Van Rompay


Based on the four Tudor operas of Gaetano Donizetti
Production of 2023
Production La Monnaie

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 BolenaMaria StuardaRoberto 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.

Conductor & Musical arrangements
Francesco Lanzilotta 

Artistic concept, Script & Direction
Olivier Fredj

Adaptation & Dialogue
Yann Apperry & Olivier Fredj


For more details about sales and rentals of our productions, please contact:

Ekaterina Przhigodzkaya
Co-productions, sales and rentals