Join Capitol City Opera Company on June 20 and 22 at 7:00 pm at Petite Violette for a night of delicious food and performances from Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda.

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We witness the violent clash of two personalities who are complete opposites: in power, love and belief. In 1587, Maria Stuarda, Queen of Scotland, has been held prisoner for several years by her cousin Elisabetta, Queen of England. Roberto, Earl of Leicester, with whom Elisabetta is secretly in love, wants to help Maria, to whom he declares his love and proposes marriage to her. He advises Maria to be conciliatory towards her powerful cousin. But the two queens face off at a meeting whose violence leads Elisabetta to sign the death warrant for Maria, who has publicly insulted her. The cruelty of Elisabetta, devoured by jealousy, extends to demanding that Roberto attend her rival’s execution.”

Dinner and a Diva: Maria Stuarda is sponsored by Ron Kite and Laura Brookshire.

Meet the Cast

Megan Reader as Maria Stuarda
Heather Witt as Elisabetta/Anna
Michael O'Hearn as Talbot/Cecil
Austin Cripe as Leicester
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