Thursday, September 18, 2014

Merola Goes To The Movies - Anna Bolena.

 image source: Anna Netrebko, Merola Opera Program

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up once more to bring you a screening of a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's Anna Bolena.

This performance features 1996 Merola alum Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.  Eric Génovèsé directs the Vienna State Opera.

Donizetti retells the tragedy of Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives. Betrayal and passion ensue as the Anna is driven insane by her unfaithful king as he plots to bring his mistress to the throne.

For more information read this article by the Merola Opera Program's Tracy Grant.

Anna Bolena will be screened at 1:00, Sunday, September 21st at 1:00 PM in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium.  Seating begins at 12:30 PM.  The screening time is 150 minutes.  All Library programs are free.

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