Enjoy a thrilling tale of love, betrayal, and power set in Elizabethan England with this all-new production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, landing at the Sydney Opera this summer!
Why Watch Roberto Devereux
Watch an extraordinary new production of Roberto Devereux, hitting the Sydney Opera Stage soon. Veteran director Davide Livermore takes the wheel, using exciting digital technology to draw you into Elizabeth's world. Floor to ceiling LED panels move around the stage to create and transform the sets, and detailed period costumes offer you a glimpse into Tudor times. Jennifer Rowley, a Metropolitan Opera favorite, makes her debut as Elizabeth I. Elena Maximova is her secret rival, Sarah. Attala Ayan performs as the ill-fated titular character. Paolo Carignani conducts this magnificent production that promises to be a stand-out experience.
Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen, relishes the attention of a younger courtier: the ambitious and dashing Roberto Devereux. But Devereux has been accused of treason. Elizabeth must now choose between her country and her heart.
This tale of love, lust, and betrayal in the Tudor royal court may not stay true to historical events but makes for a sensational plot. Add Donizetti’s luxurious music, a brilliant cast, and an extraordinary new production, and it becomes a must-see.
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Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 1,507.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before the show, check out Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for groups lesser than 8.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Sydney Opera House about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.
We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to you show.