- Wiener Staatsoper production of Gaetano Donizetti's opera, conducted by Evelino Pid. Anna Netrebko takes on the role of Anna Bolena, or Ann Boleyn, gradually driven over the edge of insanity by the philandering of her husband, Henry VIII. Elina Garanca, Ildebrando.
- By Matthew Timmermans on April 18, 2018 The first time the Canadian Opera Company mounted Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena in 1984, it starred one of the greatest bel canto sopranos of the 20 th century, Dame Joan Sutherland! Now it will be revived with Sondra Radvanovsky, who some claim is the new reigning queen of bel canto.
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The first time the Canadian Opera Company mounted Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena in 1984, it starred one of the greatest bel canto sopranos of the 20 th century, Dame Joan Sutherland! Now it will be revived with Sondra Radvanovsky, who some claim is the new reigning queen of bel canto. The first of the 'Three Queens' operas by Donizetti tells of Anne Boleyn's disastrous marriage to Henry VIII. Anna Netrebko plays the doomed queen, Ildar Abdrazakov is her Henry VIII, and Stephen Costello is Lord Percy. Plot Summary Add Synopsis. Anna Bolena tells of a human drama of solitude and oppression; it is a work of psychological introspection centred. Donizetti's first great scene of madness is one of the most moving and powerful of the whole history of opera.
Anna Bolena Opera Synopsis