Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
3:05, incl. 1 intermission
The price of the crown
‘Success, Triumph, Delirium!’ – exclaimed the audience at the 1830 premiere of Anna Bolena in Milan. The opera about the tragic fate of the English queen marked one of the most impressive moments in the career of the bel canto composer Donizetti. With his magnificent, melodious music, he transformed historical facts into a world of intense emotions, deeply moving to this day.
Libretto Felice Romani
Musical direction Enrique Mazzola
Stage direction Jetske Mijnssen
Set design Ben Baur
Costumes Klaus Bruns
Lighting design Franck Evin
Choreography Lilian Stillwell
Dramaturgy Luc Joosten
Enrico VIII Adrian Sâmpetrean
Anna Bolena Marina Rebeka
Giovanna Seymour Raffaella Lupinacci
Lord Riccardo Percy Ismael Jordi
Lord Rochefort Frederik Bergman
Smeton Cecilia Molinari
Signor Hervey Ian Castro*
* Dutch National Opera Studio
Orchestra Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Chorus Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Coproduction with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia) and Teatro di San Carlo (Naples)
Lyrical tragedy in two acts (1830)
Sung in Italian
Free online programme booklet
Click on the link below and receive the free online programme booklet before the premiere. The booklet contains beautiful images and everything you need to know about the music and cast!
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Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
For more than 30 years, The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has been the primary orchestral partner of Dutch National Opera. It is counted among the best opera orchestras of the world. The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is the main podium for the orchestra’s concerts. In addition to the programmes with chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti and Gordan Nikolić (musical director of The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), the orchestra works with internationally renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as with a new generation of excellent musicians.
Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.
Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms