Once back on British soil, Jack Absolute is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.
This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.
Music has the magical power to heal and to bring people together like no other art form. Following his very successful 70th birthday concert, André Rieu invites you and your loved ones to a spectacular evening of music from his hometown Maastricht.