January 11, 2013

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Met: Live in HD Premiere at the Peterborough Players
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda Receives Rave Reviews in NYC

Peterborough, NH(January 11, 2013) — The Metropolitan Opera’s premiere production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda opened recently to rave reviews. The Peterborough Players will broadcast The Met: Live in HD’s extraordinary performance of this magnificent opera on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 1 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and sings with “plush richness and aching beauty,” according to a New York Times review. 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 the role of Elizabeth I in her Met debut, and Maurizio Benini conducts. The New York Times review also states “It was hard to imagine a better New Year’s Eve gift to opera lovers than this musically splendid and intensely dramatic performance.”

Delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” from Sunflowers Restaurant and Catering are available pre-show and during intermissions.

Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 1 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Discounted Subscription Packages Available
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 3 1/4 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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