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The Two Queens

Saturday 28th October 2023, 7:30pm

Concert Hall, Old Museum Building 

The Two Queens Voxalis

Voxalis Opera will also launch its 2024 season at this event!

Past Event:

Sopranos, Leanne Kenneally and Morgan England-Jones shine as rival Queens in a dramatic adaptation of Donizetti’s bel canto masterpieces, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux.

About this concert

Donizettis’ acclaimed bel canto masterpieces, loosely based on the Tudor Queens, are renowned for their demanding female leads, requiring singers with a sublime technique and stupendous sound who are capable of reaching stratospheric highs. 


In The Two Queens, sopranos Leanne Kenneally and Morgan England-Jones star as Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, two of the most remarkable women in history who were bound by blood as cousins, but divided in their beliefs as monarchs. 


The dramatic lives of these rulers will be explored featuring semi-staged scenes from the composer’s operas Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux which feature favourite arias and chorus numbers including the Confrontation Scene, The Prayer and the Mad Scene


Supported by a cast and chorus of some of Australia’s finest established and emerging artists, The Two Queens is Voxalis’ biggest project to date and a night of opera that you don’t want to miss!

Program to include

Donizetti Staged scenes from Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux


Sat 28th October, 2023 - 7:30pm

110 Minutes - With Interval

English Surtitles

Accessible Venue

Concert Hall, Old Museum Building

480 Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills

Bar Open from 6:30pm, at interval, and after the performance


Adults    $57

Concession   $47

Students/Children   $27

The artists


Leanne Kenneally 

as Maria Stuarda




As Elizabeth I


Shikara Ringdahl

as Anna Kennedy and Sara, Duchess of Nottingham


Jack Bolton

as GiorgoTalbot and Sir Gualtiero Raleigh


Cameron Bodiam Taylor

as Guglielmo Cecil and The Duke of Nottingham

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Sebastian Maclaine

as Roberto Leicester and Roberto Devereux

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Ji Zhang

as Lord Cecil

Plus the Voxalis Opera Chorus:

Sarah Hubbard, soprano

Gianna Guttilla, soprano

Kira Dooner, soprano

Xanthe Allen, mezzo-soprano

Lauren Townsmezzo-soprano

Bernard Wheaton, tenor

Kevin Gomez, tenor

Ji Zhang, tenor

Joel Berndt, baritone

Jia-Peng Yeung, baritone

David Upcher, bass

The creatives


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Lois Redman



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Matthew Schwarz



Mark Connors





The Two Queens is proudly sponsored by:


The Two Queens main image by Ronan King-Rose 


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