Espectáculo finalizado


  • Date: 8, 10 and 12 November, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 150 min
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

Bel Canto, ice that scorches

Can some earthly power save us from old age and death? Can one force a person to love someone whom one does not actually love? Queen Elizabeth I of England loves Roberto Devereux. But, he loves another. With her leadership defeated by heartbreak and decrepitude, the queen falters. She sings: “I no longer reign, no longer live...” Passion and palace conspiracies intertwine in Roberto Devereux (1837), a mature opera by Gaetano Donizetti. The final work of his”Tudor Queens” trilogy, the Maestranza concludes its cycle to coincide with the 225th anniversary of the birth of the composer from Bergamo. The opera is based in historical fact but fictionized in an exacerbated romantic tragedy that calls for fevered vocal virtuosity. Canarian Yolanda Auyanet and Jerez tenor Ismael Jordi, a master of Bel canto who returns to our theatre, take on two of the most demanding roles of the repertory. Canadian conductor Yves Abel, is a specialist in Italian opera, having triumphed in Berlin, Vienna or New York. The production comes from the Welsh National Opera and has been a success in important European opera houses.

Runaway passion, political intrigue, jealousy, abuse of authority and revenge. Love and death in Roberto Devereux, zenith of Bel canto, comes to the stage for the first time at the Maestranza.


Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano. Premiere at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, October 29, 1837

  • Musical director: Yves Abel
  • Stage Director: Alessandro Talevi
  • Set and costume designer: Madeleine Boyd
  • Lighting design: Matthew Haskins
  • Choreography: Maxine Braham
  • Production: Welsh National Opera

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
Coro Teatro de la Maestranza

  • Elisabetta: Yolanda Auyanet
  • The Duke of Nottingham: Franco Vassallo
  • Sarah, Duchess of Nottingham: Nancy Fabiola Herrera
  • Roberto Devereux: Ismael Jordi
  • Lord Cecil: Alejandro del Cerro
  • Sir Gualtiero Raleigh: Javier Castañeda
  • Page / Family of Nottingham: Ricardo Llamas

Actividades paralelas

Parallel activities

Around... Roberto Devereux

Conference 7 November, 2022
7 p.m.
Press Room (access by the reception of the Theater)

Alessandro Talevi, PierAngelo Pelucchi, Francisco Soriano

Entrance free of charge subject to available seating Asociación Sevillana de Amigos de la Ópera In collaboration with Teatro de la Maestranza


The press says

El Teatro de la Maestranza pone en escena por primera vez 'Roberto Devereux' de Donizetti

Un gran elenco de cantantes españoles interpreta la ópera, encabezados por Yolanda Auyanet, Ismael Jordi y Nancy Fabiola Herrera

El Maestranza acoge ‘Roberto Devereux’ en el 225 aniversario del nacimiento de Donizetti

Se trata de una tragedia lírica de tres actos bajo la dirección musical de Yves Abel y la dirección de escena de Alessandro Talevi

El Maestranza de Sevilla acoge por primera vez 'Roberto Devereux' en el 225 aniversario del nacimiento de Donizetti

El Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla acoge los días 8,10 y 12 de noviembre la obra 'Roberto Deverux', ópera de madurez de Gaetano Donizetti...

Atrapados en la red de las pasiones

...un cast muy redondo y completo, comenzando por el director musical...

Roberto Devereux y la mujer araña

Estupenda propuesta en lo musical

Yolanda Auyanet e Ismael Jordi protagonizan "Roberto Devereux" en el Maestranza de Sevilla

Hay que agradecer a los responsables artísticos del teatro el acierto en reunir a un elenco de tantísimo nivel y una producción tan interesante teatralmente...