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At The Opera, Donizetti - Anna Bolena, August 5, 2017

  

Anna Bolena is a tragic opera in two acts composed by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto recounting the life of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII.

It is one of four operas by Donizetti dealing with the Tudor period in English history, Anna Bolena (1830), Maria Stuarda (named for Mary, Queen of Scots) and Roberto Devereux (1837, named for a putative lover of Queen Elizabeth I of England). The leading female characters of the latter three operas are often referred to as "the Three Donizetti Queens."

Anna Bolena premiered on December 26, 1830 at the Teatro Carcano in Milan, to "overwhelming success."

Cast:

Anna Bolena – Beverly Sills

Jane Seymour – Shirley Verrett

Lord Percy – Stuart Burrows

Julias Rudel – conductor

DG - 1973

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:15 p.m.
Donizetti: Anna Bolena BUY London Symphony; Julius Rudel, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:30 p.m.
Giuseppe Verdi: Teco io sto BUY MET; James Levine, conductor Pavarotti / Aprile Millo
11:39 p.m.
Richard Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena: Awakening Scene BUY New York Phil.; James Levine, conductor Leontyne Price
11:46 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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