Queen Elizabeth I is dismayed to learn her revered Leicester has secretly married Matilde, daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. In court, the Duke of Norfolk is poised to take advantage of this political opportunity. A rare offering from one of opera’s most beloved composers, this is the first of the nine Rossini Neapolitan operas. The drama of the Elizabethan court meets Rossini’s luminous and virtuosic vocal writing in this neglected masterpiece.
Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt
Fully staged, Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Huntington Avenue Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston