Music by Gaetano Donizetti
History belongs to her. But does her heart?
Queen Elizabeth's rule over her nation is ironclad, but a secret passion threatens to consume her. At court, the Earl of Essex faces whispers of treason amidst rumors about his relationship with the Queen. She must decide whether to sign his death warrant in an impossible choice between love and country.
Production New to San Francisco Opera
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Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Sung in Italian with English supertitles