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Roberto Devereux

Donizetti

Roberto Devereux

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseJune 30 – July 16, 2020

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Tue 30.6.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 4.7.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 8.7.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 11.7.20
12:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Mon 13.7.20
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Thu 16.7.20
7:30 PM
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Elizabeth ruled her country. But she couldn’t rule his heart.

Elizabeth has been the Virgin Queen too long. She relishes the attention of a younger courtier: the ambitious Roberto Devereux. But Devereux stands accused of treason. Elizabeth has to choose between her country and her heart.

This tale of love, lust and betrayal in the Tudor royal court strays a long way from history, but makes a sensational plot. Add Donizetti’s luxurious music, a brilliant cast and an extraordinary new production, and it becomes a must-see.

Davide Livermore (Aida, Anna Bolena) incorporates exciting digital technology to draw you into Elizabeth’s world. Floor-to-ceiling LED panels move across the stage to transform the set. Detailed period costumes offer a glimpse into Tudor times.

Jennifer Rowley, a Metropolitan Opera favourite, makes her debut as Elizabeth I. Elena Maximova is her secret rival, Sarah. Attala Ayan performs as the ill-fated title character. Paolo Carignani conducts.


Enjoy dinner before the opera at Sydney Opera House

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland
         Theatre at Sydney Opera HouseAllow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 6pm at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. View the menu.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to add a dinner reservation.


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Conductor

Paolo Carignani

Director

Davide Livermore

Set Designer

Giò Forma

Costume Designer

Mariana Fracasso

Lighting Designer

John Rayment

Digital Content

D-Wok

   

Elizabeth I, Queen of England

Jennifer Rowley

Sarah, Duchess of Nottingham

Elena Maximova

Roberto Devereux

Atalla Ayan

Duke of Nottingham

Shane Lowrencev

Lord Cecil

Virgilio Marino

Sir Walter Raleigh

Richard Anderson

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra


Running time: approximately 2 hours & 25 minutes, including one interval.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


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The StoryHide

Queen Elizabeth sends one of her favourite courtiers, Robert Devereux, on a mission to Ireland. Defying her orders, he makes peace with the Irish rebels.

Her jealous advisors seize the opportunity and demand she execute him for treason.

Elizabeth loves Devereux, and resists signing his death warrant.

But when she learns she’s caught up in a love triangle will Elizabeth choose her country or her heart?

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 6pm at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.

Sample menu

On arrival

A glass of NV Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco

Warm bread roll, pepe saya butter (gluten free available)

Entrée

Salmon ceviche with raw daikon, pickled kohlrabi, shizo and rice crackers GF, DF

or

Calabrese salad, heirloom tomato, almond ricotta, confit shallot vinaigrette, olives and basil DF, GF, VG

Main Course

Roasted chicken supreme, butternut pumpkin, roasted pepita crumble and burnt butter GF

or

Spiced cauliflower, crushed roasted eggplant and tomato, cumin and green grape, chilli chutney V, GF

Sides

Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette GF, DF, V

Dessert

Dulce de leche centered chocolate fondant with spiced whipped cream V

 

 

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