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Mary Stuart (English National Opera)
Mary Stuart (English National Opera)

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Item #:  D2808
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 138 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031280892
ISBN: 0-7697-7812-7

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Dame Janet Baker chose the tile role of Donizetti's Mary Stuart for her farewell to the London operatic stage in 1982.

The ill-fated Queen of Scots has always exerted a powerful fascination: she has appeared on stage, film and television and in countless novels and biographies. Donizetti's opera offers a great singing-actress untold opportunities. Mary portrays a memorable range of human emotion in the scenes leading to her execution - optimism, regret, love, remorse, despair and in the climactic scene of the fictitious encounter with her persecutor, Elizabeth I, the royal pride and defiance that are her undoing.

Dame Janet Baker's portrayal, one of the pinnacles of her career, is now preserved for posterity.


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Cast & Crew

Dame Janet Baker
Rosalind Plowright
David Rendall
John Tomlinson
Alan Opie
Angela Bostock
Leigh Maurice

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Italian Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari
English Translation: Tom Hammond

Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera
Conductor: Charles Mackerras

Producer: John Copley
Designer: Desmond Heeley
Stage Lighting: Robert Bryan
Directed for video by: Peter Butler

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