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One of Sill's most acclaimed portrayals was as Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's intensely dramatic opera about Elizabeth and Essex. In this 1975 production from the Wolf Trap Festival, Miss Sills is joined by John Alexander, Susanne Marsee, and Richard Fredricks. Maestro Julius Rudel is the conductor of this live production, devised and directed by Tito Capobianco. An essential addition to every opera lover's video library. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Color, 132 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Opera in Three Acts
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
after François Ancelot's tragedy "Elisabeth d'Angleterre"
Elizabeth, Queen of England - Beverly Sills
Roberto Devereux - John Alexander
Sara, Duchess of Nottingham - Susanne Marsee
Duke of Nottingham - Richard Fredricks
Lord Cecil - John Lankston
Sir Walter Raleigh - David Rae Smith
A Page - Allan Glassman
A Servant - Donnie Ray Albert
Filene Center Orchestra & Wolf Trap Company Chorus
Julius Rudel, conductor
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