Mary Stuart

Leicester in Donizetti Mary Stuart
English National Opera / cond. Charles Mackerras / dir. John Copley (staged 1982, DVD: Warner / NVC Arts 50467 8028-2 7)

“David Rendall makes a plausible, dashing Earl of Leicester. He handles the graceful vocal lines with real elegance.”
David J Baker, Opera News

“David Rendall makes an ardent and heroic Leicester.”
Christopher Cook, BBC Music Magazine

“David Rendall was most impressive as Leicester, showing the virtuosity and flexibility which have also pre-destined his voice for Rossini. In contrast with the ‘stand and deliver’ method of acting of Italian tenors, Rendall’s Leicester is thoroughly believable as the mediator between the two rivals.”
W. Kutzschbach, Das Opemglas