Company premiere

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

Creative team: 
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