Director: Roman Hovenbitzer (Germany)Written by: Gaetano Donizetti
Designer: Roy Spahn (Germany)
Costume designer: Roy Spahn (Germany)
Lighting designer: Palle Palmé (Sweden)
Musical Director and Conductor: Mihkel Kütson
Cast: Alla Popova or Aile Asszonyi (Estonian National Opera), Karmen Puis or Teele Jõks, Valentina Kremen, Oleg Balashov (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) or Oliver Kuusik (Estonian National Opera), Atlan Karp, Märt Jakobson, Pille Veedler.
Opera in two acts.
Queen Elizabeth I loves the Count of Leicester but suspects that he is in love with Mary, Queen of Scots. The rivalry between the two women in politics and love cannot lead to a happy ending. The premiere of "Mary Stuart" took place in La Scala, Milan, in 1835. The opera reached the stages again only 123 years later, but then stayed permanently in the repertoires of opera houses.
In Italian with Estonian subtitles.
The premiere was
held on May 5, 2011 in the Vanemuine Small Building.