On December 1, 4 and 7, Sondra Radvanovsky stars at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in semi-staged concerts featuring excerpts of Donizetti’s Queens, the finales of Anna BolenaMaria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux.

Three of the most extraordinary women in history grace Donizetti’s “Three Queens” trilogy: proud Mary Stuart, passionate Anne Boleyn, and mighty Queen Elizabeth I. Each is a stupendous role for a true singing actress, who must combine glorious sound with masterful technique and incomparable charisma. Lyric favorite Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the very few singers of our time to have commanded all three of these roles in a single season, which brought her ecstatic praise from critics and audiences internationally.