Great Performances

S47 E29 | CLIP

"Figlia impura di Bolena"

Joyce DiDonato (Mary), Elza van den Heever (Elizabeth), and Matthew Polenzani (Leciester) perform the Act I finale.

AIRED: September 06, 2020 | 0:03:42
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MARIA: Impure daughter of Anne Boleyn.

How can you talk about dishonor?

You unworthy and obscene harlot!

I'm embarrassed for you.

The English throne has been desecrated.

You are a bastard and a villain.

ELISABETTA: Guards!

ENSEMBLE: What an accent! She is delirious! Heaven right this, she is lost.

Hopefully, there is no more of her!

ELISABETTA: Go! I'm furious! You will suffer the most extreme fate.

On your head, shame I shall spread. With her rage she has condemned herself.

CECIL: The mighty Heavens are bold! You are marked for revenge.

[CECIL and MARIA sing over each other]

ELISABETTA: Go! I'm furious! You will suffer the most extreme fate.

On your head, shame I shall spread. With her rage she has condemned herself.

MARIA: The English throne has been desecrated.

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