Mary Stuart

Opera in two acts from 1835. Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari based on the Italian translation of the drama with the same name by Friedrich Schiller (1759-1850) from 1800.

Putting on Anne Boleyn in 2013 started off a three-part series of operatic pieces about lives and fates of British female rulers from the pen of bel-canto composer Gaetano Donizetti.

The opera tells a story of a fight between the authoritative English queen Elizabeth I of the Tudor dynasty and the vivacious Queen of Scots, whose life is ended on the scaffold. The opera is literally intertwined with effective arias and dramatic situations. Nevertheless, the historical fact remains - the two queens actually never met.

About the company

The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (based in 1919) is the biggest and oldest professional theatre in Ostrava and in the Moravian-Silesian region. At the same time is the biggest cultural institution established by the statutory city of Ostrava. Theatre perform regularly on two permanent scenes – in the Antonín Dvořák Theatre (seating capacity of 517) and in the Jiří Myron Theatre (seating capacity of 623). The theatre presents about 20 premieres per year and plays almost 500 performances. 




The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre / Národní divadlo moravskoslezské

Czech title

Maria Stuarda

Names of authors

Gaetano Donizetti

Name of director or choreographer

Linda Keprtová

Length of the performance

150 minutes

Number of travelling persons






Scale of venue


Contact person

Lucie Fojtíková