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With unadorned clarity, Donizetti tells the tragic fate of Henry VIII's unhappy second wife, who ends up under the executioner's axe. And especially in the drawing of the title character he succeeds in putting the virtuoso vocal technique entirely at the service of highly romantic emotional expression ... Conductor: Enrique Mazzola / Daniele Squeo (March); Production: David Alden; With Riccardo Fassi, Federica Lombardi, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya / Jana Kurucová, Padraic Rowan, René Barbera / Xabier Anduaga, Karis Tucker / Arianna Manganello u. a.
Since Shakespeare, the English crown has been the epitome of all royalty, and no monarchy has been the subject of so many stories of blood and passion, perfidy, lust for power and renunciation. Probably no composer brought the fascinating power of the "Royals" more effectively to the opera stage than Gaetano Donizetti in his "Tudor Trilogy". With the first part, ANNA BOLENA, the 33-year-old Donizetti finally stepped out of Rossini's shadow in 1830 and integrated the art of bel canto into a new model of historical opera: with unadorned clarity, he told the tragic fate of Henry VIII's unhappy second wife, who ended up under the executioner's axe. And especially in the drawing of the title character, he succeeds in placing virtuoso vocal technique entirely at the service of highly romantic emotional expression.
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