Welsh National Opera - Anna Bolena Reviews
21 April 2021
Alastair Mailes (Henry VIII), Serena Farnocchia (Anne Boleyn)
Serena Farnocchia (Anne Boleyn)
Daniel Grice (Lord Rocheford), Robert McPherson (Lord Percy)
Serena Farnocchia (Anne Boleyn)
Serena Farnocchia (Anne Boleyn)

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Anna Bolena

Welsh National Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Great singing but a drab set and dull costumes
27 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
Linda Richardson stars in WNO’s touring production at Bristol Hippodrome
9 Nov 13 / Classical-music.com
A strong, dark, foreboding opening to Donizetti's bel canto trilogy
11 Oct 13 / This is South Wales
Welsh National Opera's Tudor trilogy could test the stamina of cast and audience alike
22 Sep 13 / The Observer
3 Tudor queens, each with her own unhappy ending
18 Sep 13 / New York Times
Farnocchia and Goeldner star in opening to WNO’s Donizetti trilogy
11 Sep 13 / Seen and Heard
The show’s visuals are distinctly weak
10 Sep 13 / The Stage
WNO’s season-opener sets a respectable standard, though the production is unadventurous
10 Sep 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
All in all, a terrific start to a brave and bold operatic venture
10 Sep 13 / South Wales Argus
Donizetti's rewrite of Tudor history is finely sung but still makes for a long evening
9 Sep 13 / The Arts Desk
A drab and inept staging
9 Sep 13 / Telegraph
In the title role, Serena Farnocchia rose nobly to her mad scene
9 Sep 13 / The Guardian
The enjoyment is in the singing above all else
9 Sep 13 / Wales Online
Alessandro Talevi takes on the Three Queens
The South African director Alessandro Talevi tells why he's bringing Donizetti's 'Tudor Trilogy' to the British stage for the first time.
Production details
Cast
Farnocchia/Richardson, Miles, McPherson, Goeldner, Sherman, Grice, Evans
(c) Rustioni/Ward (d) Talevi
Performance dates
7, 14, 27 September, 4, 9, 16, 23 October, 6, 13, 20, 27 November 2013
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