THEATER AND DANCE

The Metropolitan Opera: Maria Stuarda – Met Premier

Posted Jan. 14, 2013, at 11:13 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Location: Cinemagic Grand in Clarks Pond, 333 Clarks Pond Parkway, So. Portland, Maine

For more information: David Headley; 207-772-6023

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

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