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Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

Airs Saturday, February 20, at 12 noon The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, the second of the three queens in Donizetti’s celebrated operas about the Tudor court. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Elisabetta – Queen Elizabeth I of England, Mary’s arch-nemesis – a role she sang to acclaim in the opera’s Met premiere in 2012. And Spanish tenor CelsoAlbelo makes his Met debut this season as Leicester, who is loved by both women. RiccardoFrizza conducts the performance, which also features Patrick Carfizzi and KwangchulYoun as the courtiers, Lord Cecil and Lord Talbot. Maria Stuarda will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 20.