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Anna Bolena

Ermonela Jaho sings the title role in Donizetti’s portrait of the last days of Anne Boleyn’s marriage to King Henry VIII.

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Anna Bolena

Date: 22 May 2019

Anne Boleyn won the king’s desire first, his love second, but only an heir could deliver his loyalty.

In a court full of secrets and spies, the Tudor Queen’s time is running out.

Donizetti’s opera rips the best bits from a bloody time in history to create a thrilling ride through the last days of Anne Boleyn’s marriage to King Henry VIII.

Jealous courtiers and scheming royals have the queen caught fast in a tightening trap. And her lady-in-waiting is waiting indeed, consumed with guilt, to take her place on the throne.

With ardent melodies, fiery singing and acrobatic coloratura, every minute of Anna Bolena is a masterclass in bel canto opera. It depends on a stellar soprano to throw herself into the role.

Ermonela Jaho sings the title role in a cast featuring Ho-Yoon Chung, Anna Dowsley and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

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