Mary Stuart : an opera in three acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be screened in Arts this Wednesday September 19.

Kultur, 2005, c1982

Kultur, 2005, c1982

Based on the last few days in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, it features a stellar cast including Janet Baker as Mary Stuart and Rosalind Plowright as Queen Elizabeth I. With the Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.  Music is by Donizetti, to a libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, English translation by Tom Hammond.

This opera is sung is English with English subtitles, and was recorded live at the London
Coliseum in 1982, on the occasion of Janet Baker’s farewell to the opera stage.

The screening will commence at 12.00 and conclude at 2.20 pm (approx.).
It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room.  Enter via the Audio-Visual Centre
(from the Arts Reading Room and Trescowthick Information Centre).

1585 Portrait of Mary Stuart

1585 Portrait of Mary Stuart

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