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Donizetti's Maria Padilla

Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston,  May 6  - May 10, 2011.

Photographs by Clive Grainger, courtesy of Opera Boston.

Photographs and comment on Opera Boston's production of Donizetti's Maria Padilla. Critical opinions seemed to be divided as to whether the music and the singing outweighed the problems of the plot, with its nonsensical happy ending, and the rather static production.  Of the main soloists, Adriano Graziani got the most consistent praise, with Barbara Quintiliani, who continues, unfortunately, to have to battle health problems, taking a while to warm up to her best. Reviews can be found at  Seen and Heard International and the Boston Musical Intelligencer .


The Team


Maria Padilla - Barbara Quintiliani

Don Ruiz - Adriano Graziani

Ines - Laura Vlasak Nolen

Don Pedro - DongWon Kim

Don Ramiro - Young Bok Kim

Don Luigi - Yeghishe Manucharyan

Francisca - Glorivy Arroyo

Don Alfonso di Pardo - John Salvi


Conducted by Gil Rose

Directed by Julia Pevzner

Scenic Design by Alexander Lisiyansky

Costume Design by Howard Tsvi Kaplan



Ines and Maria Padilla




Don Pedro and Maria Padilla




 Maria Padilla



Don Ramiro




Don Ruiz




Don Luigi and Ines Padilla




Page initially published in  2011