Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux',
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN
During the premiere of the Metropolitan Opera's first-ever staging of Roberto Devereux, the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky completed her triple play, singing Donizetti's three Tudor Dynasty queens within a single season. In the seventies, Beverly Sills sang the English and Scottish queens in New York but they have not been heard there since. Now Radvanovsky has conquered bel canto with the three difficult Donizetti roles. Her previous Tudor queens this season were Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn) and Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots)...
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