Bastarda - Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie - De Munt (2021) - Bastarda - Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie - De Munt (2021)

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New production.

"Gaetano Donizetti devoted no fewer than four of his operas to the Elizabethan era: Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth (1829), Anna Bolena (1830), Maria Stuarda (1834), and Roberto Devereux (1837).
In Bastarda, the director Olivier Fredj and the conductor Francesco Lanzillotta have reforged this unofficial Tudor tetralogy to create an ambitious epic, over two evenings of opera, recounting the life of Elizabeth I. From the musical and dramatic highlights of the original works, they have distilled a completely new score and drama, which grapples with the queen’s life story and her complex personality: that of a woman who, despite her power, is torn between affairs of state and her most intimate feelings.
The result is a six-hour operatic marathon, divided into two evenings: ‘For Better, for Worse...’, tells the story of Elizabeth’s childhood and her sudden accession to the throne, while ‘...Till Death Parts Us’ recounts her inevitable decline."

More information is available on the official website of the Theater.

Due to the health measures adopted in the fight against Covid-19, the opera was forced to postpone this production.


March 09, 2021 19:30:00

March 10, 2021 19:30:00

March 12, 2021 19:30:00

March 14, 2021 15:00:00

March 16, 2021 19:30:00

March 18, 2021 19:30:00

March 20, 2021 15:00:00

March 21, 2021 15:00:00

March 23, 2021 19:30:00

March 24, 2021 19:30:00

March 26, 2021 19:30:00

March 28, 2021 15:00:00

March 30, 2021 19:30:00

April 01, 2021 19:30:00

April 03, 2021 14:00:00

April 21, 2021 19:30:00


Olivier Fredj

Francesco Lanzillotta

Davinia Rodriguez

Salomè Jicia

Enea Scala

Luca Tittoto

Raffaella Lupinacci

David Hansen

Gavan Ring

Valentina Mastrangelo

Lenneke Ruiten

Sergey Romanovsky

Vittorio Prato

Work's characters list




Anna Bolena

Percy & Leicester


Giovanna Seymour & Sara



Amalia Robsart

Maria Stuarda

Roberto Devereux