Met Opera — Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011)

10/15/2011 (US) Music 3h 10m
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Overview

David McVicar's atmospheric and brooding production captures the drama of this riveting piece of British history, retold as only Donizetti could. International superstar Anna Netrebko is Queen Anne Boleyn, trapped in an unhappy marriage to King Henry VIII (Ildar Abdrazakov) whose roving eye has settled on another woman—Jane Seymour (Ekaterina Gubanova), Anna's friend, but now her unwitting rival. Add in Anna's early love, Percy (Stephen Costello), just returned to the court from exile, and the result is a haunting, explosive account of Queen Anna's tragic final days, before she goes to her execution in one of the most moving and dazzling final scenes in all of opera.

  1. David McVicar

    Director

  2. Gary Halvorson

    Director

  3. Felice Romani

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anna Netrebko

    Anna Netrebko

    Anna Bolena

  2. Ekaterina Gubanova

    Giovanna Seymour

  3. Ildar Abdrazakov

    Ildar Abdrazakov

    Enrico VIII

  4. Stephen Costello

    Stephen Costello

    Lord Riccardo Percy

  5. Tamara Mumford

    Tamara Mumford

    Smeton

  6. Keith Miller

    Keith Miller

    Lord Rochefort

  7. Eduardo Valdes

    Sir Hervey

Full Cast & Crew

Met Opera — Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Met Opera — Donizetti: Anna Bolena

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Original Language English

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