Strong operatic effort compels 'Maria Stuarda'
Posted on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
No corner of the opera repertoire has had so much hard luck at the Metropolitan Opera as bel canto. Thrilling star vehicles on good days, stale and inconsequential otherwise, the serious operas of Donizetti and Bellini seem to simply need the right singers to achieve redemption since the heydays of Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, and Beverly Sills.