Afternoon on 3 - Thursday Opera Matinee - Donizetti - Anna Bolena
2:00pm Star soprano Anna Netrebko leads an all-star cast in Donizetti's opera about the tragic downfall of Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn. This was the opera that made Donizetti's name on the international stage: this new production, in which Netrebko sings the role of Anne for the first time, is also the first time the opera has been staged at the Vienna State Opera. Ildebrando D'Arcangelo sings the King, and Elina Garanca sings wife-no.3-to-be, Jane Seymour. Presented by Penny Gore. Donizetti: Anna Bolena - Act 1 Anna Netrebko (soprano).... Anne Boleyn Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass).... Henry VIII Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano).... Jane Seymour Dan Paul Dumitrescu (bass).... George Boleyn, Anne's brother Francesco Meli (tenor).... Lord Percy Elisabeth Kulman (contralto).... Mark Smeaton, Anne's household musician Peter Jelosits (tenor).... Hervey, court official Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra Evelino Pidò (conductor) [Act 2 tomorrow at 2pm] 3:30pm A Week at the Concertgebouw Boccherini: Symphony in D minor, Op. 12 no. 4 (La casa del diavolo) Amsterdam Sinfonietta Candida Thompson (director) 3:50pm Busoni: Berceuse elegiaque Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Ed Spanjaard (conductor) 4:00pm Vivaldi: 'Vaga perla, benché sia' from Cantata 'La senna festeggiante', RV 693 Karina Gauvin (soprano) Kristina Hammarstrom (mezzo-soprano) Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor) Luca Tittoto (bass) Venice Baroque Orchestra Andrea Marcon (conductor) 4:10pm Berio: Sinfonia (3rd movement) Synergy Vocals Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Ed Spanjaard (conductor).