About the Event
The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Donizetti's 'Anna Bolena' in a production by David Alden.
Since Shakespeare’s times the English crown has been an emblem of all things royal and kingly. And no monarchy has been more closely associated with tales of bloodshed, passion, infamy, renunciation and lust for power. Few composers have rendered the pull exerted by the »Royals« on stage as effectively as Gaetano Donizetti in his »Tudor Trilogy«. With the first part, ANNA BOLENA, the 33‐year‐old Donizetti emerged from the shadow of Rossini and used the art of bel canto to coin a new school of period opera. In this work of unadorned clarity he narrates the tragic destiny of the hapless second wife of Henry VIII, fated to die on the scaffold. And in his portrayal of the title character in particular he manages to harness masterful singing proficiency in the service of a High Romantic expressivity.
In Italian, with German and English surtitles.
- Gaetano Donizetti – Anna Bolena
Cast / Production
Conductor — Enrique Mazzola, Daniele Squeo (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Director — David Alden
Set design, Costume design — Gideon Davey
Light design — Elfried Roller
Choreographer — Arturo Gama
Chorus Master — Jeremy Bines
Dramaturge — Michael Küster, Jörg Königsdorf
Enrico VIII — Riccardo Fassi
Anna Bolena — Federica Lombardi
Giovanna Seymour‐ Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Jana Kurucová (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Lord Rochefort — Padraic Rowan, Christian Simmons (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Lord Riccardo Percy — René Barbera, Xabier Anduaga (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Smeton — Karis Tucker, Arianna Manganello (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Sir Hervey — Chance Jonas‐O'Toole, N. N. (11.03.2024 | 16.03.2024 | 19.03.2024)
Chorus — Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra — Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.