LA Opera has announced that Angela Meade will perform the role of Elizabeth I in its company premiere of Roberto Devereux. The acclaimed soprano replaces Davinia Rodriguez who has withdrawn due to illness.

Conducted by Eun Sun Kim and directed by Stephen Lawless, Donizetti’s masterpiece about the Tudor Queen’s passionate and treacherous court also stars tenor Ramón Vargas as the title’s scoundrel, mezzo-sopranos Ashley Dixon and Raehann Bryce-Davis as Sara, Duchess of Nottingham (22 Feb – 5 March; 8 – 14 March respectively), baritone Quinn Kelsey as the Duke of Nottingham, tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro as Lord Cecil and baritone Michael J. Hawk as Sir Walter Raleigh.

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