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
Andrew J Dickinson
Robert Van Keulen
Te Ua Houkama
Percy Boyd Owen
Evie Rose Lowcock