Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn)

by Gaetano Donizetti


Following the sold out triumph of Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) last year, Melbourne Opera continues the great Donizetti trilogy bringing the Bel Canto masterpiece Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn) to The Athenaeum for the first time this November.


Starring Elena Xanthoudakis (Anne Boleyn), Sally-Anne Russell (Jane Seymour), Eddie Muliaumaseali'i (Henry VIII), Boyd Owen (Richard Percy), Dimity Shepherd (Mark Smeaton) and Phillip Calcagno (Lord Rochefort).


Once again, Melbourne Opera is thrilled to be working with Music Director of the former Victoria State Opera Richard Divall, who has prepared a new edition and translation for this season. Melbourne Opera Director Greg Hocking and Head of Music Raymond Lawrence will share the conducting of the distinguished cast and highly praised Melbourne Opera chorus and orchestra.


Melbourne Opera are once again working with accomplished director Suzanne Chaundy for their third new production for 2016.

Sung in English.


Donizetti and the Tudor Saga's notes by Richard Divall


Anne Boleyn

Henry VIII

Jane Seymour

Lord Rochefort


Mark Smeaton


Princess Elizabeth


Alicia Groves

Alison McIntosh-Deszcz

Angela Hennel

Ariel Chou

Catherine Hoffman

Cecily Woodberry

Cheryl Darvidis

Debra O'Connor

Elisabeth Denk

Erin Towns

Esther Gresswell

Giuliana D'Appio

Jodie Debono

Lynda Watkins

Maddie Crombie

Maree Macmillan

Myfanwy Coghill

Sara Kogan-Lazarus

Sherryn Kew

Sue Halls

Sue Robertson

Andrew J Dickinson

Cameron Sibly

David Woodberry

Dick Dowling

Finn Gilheany

Geoff King

Ian Cook

James Ash

Mark Henderson

Nick Webb

Paul Dernelley

Robert Moroni

Robert Van Keulen

Roland Seidl

Steve Marsh

Te Ua Houkama

Tim Daly

Trevor Mills

Elena Xanthoudakis

Eddie Muliaumaseali'i

Sally Wilson

Phillip Calcagno

Percy Boyd Owen

Dimity Shepherd

Geoffrey Harris

Evie Rose Lowcock