Music: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano
World premiere: October 29, 1837, at the Teatro San Carlo (Naples, Italy)
Queen Elizabeth I: Angela Meade
Note: On opening night (2/22/20), Ms. Meade sang the role from the side of the stage while choreographer Nicola Bowie performed the role in costume on the stage.
Robert Devereux: Ramón Vargas
Sara, Duchess of Nottingham (February 22-March 5): Ashley Dixon*
Sara, Duchess of Nottingham (March 8): Raehann Bryce-Davis
Duke of Nottingham: Quinn Kelsey*
Lord Cecil: Anthony Ciaramitaro†
Sir Walter Raleigh: Michael J. Hawk†
A Page: Steve Pence
A Servant: Abdiel Gonzalez
Conductor: Eun Sun Kim*
Director: Stephen Lawless
Set Designer: Benoît Dugardyn
Costume Designer: Ingeborg Bernerth*
Lighting Designer: Christopher Akerlind
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon
Choreographer: Nicola Bowie
* LA Opera debut
† Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
‡ Alumnus of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program
Performance dates and times:
Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 2pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2pm
Note: A performance scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 7:30pm, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That performance was to have been conducted by Louis Lohraseb, with Kihun Yoon performing the role of the Duke of Nottingham and Raehann Bryce-Davis performing the role of Sara, Duchess of Nottingham.
Additional concert performance:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:30pm at the Musco Center for the Arts (415 North Glassell Orange, CA 92866).
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Estimated running time: two hours, 45 minutes, including one intermission between Act I and Act II
Venue (all performances except Feb 25): Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012)
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.
A Canadian Opera Company production
Production originally owned by The Dallas Opera
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Last updated: March 12, 2020