17 Feb 2022


18:30 - 20:30


Kr. 250

Guglielmo in Elisabetta, regina d´Inghilterra

For the first time in Scandinavia! The opera seria Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra was the first of nine operas which Rossini wrote for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (1815) at the age of 23. Some of Elisabetta ‘s music was recycled in later operas: a part of Elisabetta’s first aria was re-used by Rossini four months later in Rosina’s aria “Una voce poco fa” in the opera The Barber of Seville, as well as the Overture.

Queen Elizabeth the 1st is torn between her love for the Earl of Leicester, victor of the Scottish enemy and her discovery of his secret marriage to Matilda, daughter of the Queen of Scotland. The conspirator Norfolk pushes Elizabeth to imprison Leicester and Matilda, who swear to prefer death to separation, even if Elizabeth offers to marry Leicester. The plot is uncovered in extremis, which enables Elizabeth to bless Leicester’s and Matilda’s marriage. The intense expression of the protagonists’ extreme feelings is at the heart of one of Rossini’s first masterpieces. – Jacopo Spirei –

Gioachino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d´Inghilterra
Libretto: Giovanni Schmidt

Dirigent: Gregor Bühl
Regissør: Jacopo Spirei



  • 17.02. 18:30–20:30
  • 18.02. 18:30–20:30
  • 19.02. 18:30–20:30
  • 20.02. 17:00–19:00


  • Norwegian national Opera and Ballet, Scene 2