The Three Queens

December 01. 2019 - December 07. 2019

Upcoming Dates

December 01. 2019 - December 07. 2019

A Semi-Staged Production Starring Sondra Radvanovsky The Three Queens


Featuring the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti.

Three of the most extraordinary women in history grace Donizetti’s “Three Queens” trilogy: proud Mary Stuart, passionate Anne Boleyn, and mighty Queen Elizabeth I. Each is a stupendous role for a true singing actress, who must combine glorious sound with masterful technique and incomparable charisma. Lyric favorite Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the very few singers of our time to have commanded all three of these roles in a single season, which brought her ecstatic praise from critics and audiences internationally.

Singing the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux in semi-staged performances featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and artists of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, this magnificent American diva will give Lyric audiences vocal fireworks to remember forever.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English translations
  • Location: Lyric Opera House


Program book

Go inside this production of The Three Queens with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.


Meet The artists

Lyric semi-staged performances of scenes from Donizetti’s Three Queens generously made possible by

Ethel and William Gofen

Harris Family Foundation

Photo: Andrew Eccles, Todd Rosenberg