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Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Maria Stuarda

Download and listen to our quick overview of Gaetano Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing on our station Saturday at noon.



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In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7 program director St.John Flynn shares excerpts from an interview with superstar American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato who sang the title role in Houston Grand Opera’s 2012 production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, the story of the rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots and her cousin Elizabeth I of England.  You can hear the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Maria Stuarda, again featuring Joyce DiDonato in the title role, Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at