The Cast

ELISABETTA,
QUEEN OF ENGLAND
- Nelly Miricioiu
ROBERTO DEVEREUX,
EARL OF ESSEX
- José Bros
SARA,
DUCHESS OF NOTTINGHAM
- Sonia Ganassi
THE DUKE OF NOTTINGHAM
- Roberto Frontali
GUALTIERO
- Graeme Broadbent
CECIL - Robin Leggate

COURTIERS
- Royal Opera House Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

CONDUCTOR -
Maurizio Benini
This is a live recording of two concert performances given at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in July 2002.

Gramophone


'As always with Donizetti... the performance itself is crucial. There have to be emotional conviction and musical accomplishment, both of a high order. In this the lead from the central character is all important, and in the present performance the company is fortunate to have a singer of Nelly Miricioiu's dedication.'
The Guardian

'Maurizio Benini draws warmly dramatic, idiomatic singing and playing from the Covent Garden chorus and orchestra.'