Great Performances at the Met: Anna Bolena
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Great Performances at the Met: Anna Bolena

Friday, July 12 at 9:00 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti’s "Anna Bolena" stars soprano Anna Netrebko in the tour-de-force title role.

The opera, a compelling dramatization of the tragic final days of Anne Boleyn—whose husband Henry VIII spurns her and has her sentenced to death—is directed by David McVicar and conducted by Marco Armiliato.

The cast includes Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Anna’s romantic rival, Giovanna (Jane Seymour); Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov as the cruel Enrico (Henry VIII); American tenor Stephen Costello as Anna’s first love, Lord Percy; and American mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as the queen’s devoted page Smeton.