OperaBox in association with Albany Entertainment Centre are thrilled to present their award-nominated production of Donizetti’s Tudor Queen opera Anna Bolena in Albany, WA. This fully-staged production is presented complete with a stellar cast, chorus and orchestra in the state-of-the-art Albany Entertainment Centre.
A thrilling story of power and desire, Anna Bolena portrays the heart-stopping final days of Queen Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of Henry VIII.
Director Sarah McKellar’s dynamic and relevant production explores the psychology of a Queen who lost power, identity and eventually her life when she lost the favour of the king. The opera takes place in a royal court rife with politics and fear. Everybody is a spy, nobody feels safe. They turn on each other. People are beheaded. This is the Game of Thrones of the Tudor period.”
Award-winning Australian conductor, Jessica Gethin, brings Donizetti’s dramatic and melodic score to life alongside one of Australia’s most outstanding and popular tenors Henry Choo and a cast of Perth opera singers, chorus and orchestra.
Due to the success of Showtime’s TV series The Tudors, Anna Bolena now has a place in the repertory of opera houses all over the world but before it’s performances in Perth in 2015, Anna Bolena’s only Australian outing had been in 1875 in Sydney! Take this rare opportunity to experience Donizetti’s dramatic opera in the wonderful Albany Entertainment Centre. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
“Soprano Jenna Robertson (Boleyn) turned in a moving, often powerfully understated performance, negotiating the musical and dramatic demands of the score with great finesse. The other real standout was Melbourne-based tenor Henry Choo, who brought a tragic eloquence to the role of Lord Richard Percy.” The West Australian, Anna Bolena, Perth FRINGE WORLD 2015
“Those of us privileged to be among the audience witnessed an exuberant and thoroughly professional production…The passion and vivacity of the company will continue to fascinate well after memories of some productions in Australia’s premier opera houses have faded.” Tony Rees, Darlington Review
ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, 2 Toll Place, Albany
Friday 15th April 2016 7.30pm & Sunday 17th April 2016 3pm
www.ticketek.com.au 1300 795 012 or
AEC Box Office 9844 5005
Adult $55, Concession/Group 6+ $50, School Student $30
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