A Semi-Staged Production Starring Sondra Radvanovsky The Three Queens

  • Language - Sung in Italian with projected English translations

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.

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This presentation of The Three Queens was presented at Lyric Deember 1 – 7, 2019. Visit the Lyric Opera calendar to see what is currently on stage.

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Donizetti's "The Three Queens"

Hear from Lyric's Chorus Master Michael Black, on how important this concert is, the power of Sondra Radvanovsky and why you can't miss it!

Sondra Radvanovsky invites you to experience Donizetti's The Three Queens

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

Sondra Radvanovsky

Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Elisabetta

Riccardo Frizza


Matthew Ozawa


Sarah Riffle

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Pre-Opera Talks

Join us in the theater one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the opera. Learn more about pre-opera talks.

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Photo: Andrew Eccles, Todd Rosenberg