Matthew Polenzani (Roberto) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Elisabetta) sing an excerpt from the Act I duet from Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" at the final dress rehearsal. Production: David McVicar. Conductor: Maurizio Benini. 2015–16 season.
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queen operas, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux. Accomplished in the course of a single season, this is a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since.