Anna Bolena

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 Elena Xanthoudakis
Henry VIII Eddie Muliaumaseali'i
Jane Seymour Sally Wilson
Lord Rochefort Phillip Calcagno
Henry Percy Boyd Owen
Mark Smeaton Dimity Shepherd
Hervey Geoffrey Harris
Princess Elizabeth Evie Rose Lowcock
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



Photos by Robin Halls

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