The Met: Roberto Devereux Movie

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Who's Involved:

Sir David McVicar

Release Date:

Saturday, April 16, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: 3 hrs, 40 m
Language: Italian

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Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux.

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Key Facts

  1. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.
  2. The broadcast of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux will be presented live on Saturday, April 16 at 12:55 p.m. ET / 9:55 a.m. PT, followed by an Encore presentation in select cinemas on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones.

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  1. December 2015: The film was in Completed status.

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The Met: Roberto Devereux was released in 2016 on Saturday, April 16, 2016 (Limited release).

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