This book is devoted to Maria Stuard, the opera based on Schiller's play and set to music by Gaetano Donizetti. The book tells the story of Mary, queen of Scots, explains the iconography of the Stuarts and discovers a common thread linking art, history and literature.
The fifth stage of the VOX IMAGO project concerns Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) and Maria Stuarda (Mary Queen of Scots), an opera based on the dramatic conflict of power and love between two queens who reigned in a dark age. As in previous publications, the box contains a book, a DVD and three CDs, allowing us to enter into the heart of the melodrama, and enhances the music of the opera through film and exclusive interviews. The well-known musicologist Philip Gosset has written the notes to the opera, which was performed at La Scala as part of the 2007-2008 opera season. An inspiring performance directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, under the strict baton of conductor Antonino Fogliari.