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Mary Stuart

Seattle Opera


McCaw Hall Seattle Center
Feb. 27-March 12, 7:30 p.m. 2016 All Ages


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You don't see this opera much, but it tells the fantastically juicy story of the real-life 16th-century battle to the death between Mary Queen of Scots, the Catholic, and Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin icon. It's not too dramatic to say that this battle was crucial in shaping the course of Western modern history. What's more, the opera was written by an Italian composer, Donizetti, a man steeped in the Roman Catholic world who was not as sympathetic to Elizabeth as history turned out to be. Facing off will be the tremendous sopranos Mary Elizabeth Williams (that name!) as Elizabeth (a local favorite after last winter's Tosca and this summer's Abigaille in Nabucco) and Italian Serena Farnocchia making her Seattle Opera debut as Mary. (In the alternate cast, they're also debut-making singers: Lebanese Joyce El-Khoury and American Keri Alkema.) Warm up the scaffold. JG

McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Feb. 27-March 12, 7:30 p.m. 2016