Joshua is thrilled to be making his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Lord Guglielmo Cecil in Sir David McVicar’s riveting new production of Maria Stuarda starring the incomparable Joyce DiDonato in the title role.  In a special opening night gala performance, the Met celebrates the arrival of 2013 with the company’s very first performance of Donizetti’s opera featuring a spectacular cast and production team.  With visually stunning designs by John Macfarlane, the cast includes Elza van den Heever as Elisabetta, Matthew Polenzani as Leicester, and Matthew Rose as Talbot.  Maurizio Benini conducts.