Andrea de Rosa
G. Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena has never been produced in Lithuania – the present work is a co-production between the LNOBT and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, one of the most famous theatres in Europe. It is yet another bel canto masterpiece in the repertoire of the LNOBT.
Anna Bolena is among the most beautiful creations by G. Donizetti, which he wrote over the course of one month at the age of 33; it was his 29th opera. The premiere of the new work was unveiled in 1830 in Milan and proved to be very successful. After this premiere Donizetti’s teacher J. S. Mayr started addressing his student as Maestro, while his contemporaries began associating him with such stars of Italian opera as V. Bellini or G. Donizetti.