Roberto Devereux – 2009 Season

Gaetano Donizetti

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano after François Ancelot’s Elisabeth d’Angleterre Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 28 October 1837, Teatro San Carlo, Naples

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


2009 Performances on June 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 18, 20


Production sponsored by Opera Holland Park Friends Ambassadors


Conductor Richard Bonygne

Conductor (10th June) Richard Burgess Ellis

Director Lindsay Posner

Designer Peter McKintosh

Lighting Designer Peter Mumford

Choreographer Adam Cooper

Associate Lighting Designer William Reynolds

Costume Supervisor Sian Jenkins

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Chorus Master Carl Penlington-Williams

Chorus Répétiteur David Smith

Stage Manager Andrew Holton

Deputy Stage Manager Helen Bowen

Assistant Stage Manager Gillian Marchbank



Elisabetta Majella Cullagh

Roberto Devereux Leonardo Capalbo

Sara, Duchessa di Nottingham Yvonne Howard

Duca di Nottingham Julian Hubbard

Lord Cecil Aled Hall

Sir Gualtiero Raleigh Graeme Broadbent

Un Paggio Henry Grant Kerswell

Un Familiare di Nottingham Henry Deacon