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Henry VIII: Plinio Clabassi
Anna Bolena
: Marina Cucchio
Jane Seymour
: Fiorenza Cossotto
Lord Rochefort: Geoffrey Clifton
Lord Richard Percy
: Gianna Jaia
Smeton: Patricia Kern
Sir Hervey
: Philip Talfryn


ConductorCharles Mackerras
DirectorPeter Potter
Set DesignMichael Eve
Costume DesignMichael Eve
Wexford Chorus CoachMrs C Hore
Assistant Chorus CoachNora O'Leary

The Plot

Anna Bolena is a tragic opera that tells the story of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, who is accused of adultery and treason and sentenced to death. The opera focuses on the emotional turmoil of Anne, who still loves her former lover Lord Percy, and her rival Jane Seymour, who has become the king's new object of desire. The opera ends with Anne's execution, as she hallucinates seeing her former husband and lover reunited in heaven.

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