Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra

Gioachino Rossini

March 13, 2020 7:30PM
March 15, 2020 2:00PM
Huntington Avenue Theatre

Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra

By Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt

Fully staged, Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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.

“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”


Cast and Creative

Serena FarnocchiaSerena Farnocchia
Queen Elizabeth I

Adriano GrazianaAdriano Graziani
Earl of Leicester

Spencer HamlinSpencer Hamlin
Duke of Norfolk

Lucia CesaroniLucia Cesaroni

Erica BrookhyserErica Brookhyser

Mark TempestaMark Tempesta

Gil RoseGil Rose