NYC OPERA TRIP FALL 2015: ANNA BOLENA- OPENING NIGHT
2015-2016 HD OPERA SEASON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 @ 12:55 PM
RUN TIME: 3 HRS 30 MIN
Sondra Radvanovsky embarks on her quest to sing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens, here as Anne Boleyn. Ildar Abdrazakov is King Henry VIII, Jamie Barton is Jane Seymour, the king’s consort, and Stephen Costello plays the queen’s love interest in Sir David McVicar’s gripping period production. Marco Armiliato conducts.
The first of Donizetti’s operas to achieve wide success, Anna Bolena is based on the historical episode of the fall and death of England’s Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII. While many operas use history as a point of departure for storytelling, Anna Bolena stays closer to real events than most. The lead role was created by Giuditta Pasta, a great prima donna of her day who would also sing the premiere of Bellini’s Norma the following year.
Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website: http://www.metopera.org
CONDUCTOR: Marco Armiliato
PRODUCTION: Sir David McVicar, Robert Jones
CAST: Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello, Ildar Abdrazakov
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VIDEOS: Video courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
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