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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 31 March to 23 April 2017
Gaetano Donizetti

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux Production

Running Time: 03 hours 08 minutes intermission included


FIRST ACT: 80 minutes / Intermission: 30 minutes / SECOND ACT: 78 minutes

Conductor Ion Marin
Staging Marie-Louise Bischofberger
Sets Erich Wonder
Costumes Kaspar Glarner
Lights Bertrand Couderc


Anna Bolena

Hibla Gerzmava (31 March, 4, 11, 14 April)

Federica Lombardi (8, 20, 23 April)

Jane Seymour Sonia Ganassi
Smeton Martina Belli
Lord Percy Piero Pretti
Enrico Carlo Colombara
Lord Rocheford Mattia Denti
Sir Hervey Giovanni Sala*

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy



After its inauguration in 2016 with the noted return of Verismo represented by Giordano’s La cena delle beffe, the project to bring the Italian repertoire back to La Scala in its entirety continues in 2017 with two bel canto titles: Anna Bolena by Donizetti and La gazza ladra by Rossini. Incidentally, Teatro alla Scala had only one production by Donizetti before now, L’elisir d’amore. Taking to the podium for Anna Bolena is Ion Marin in a show with a modern slant, but with period costumes, by Marie-Louise Bischofberger who has restaged at la Scala Salomè, in 2007, and Tosca, in 2015, by Luc Bondy. The leading role of Anna is played by Hibla Gerzmava and by the very young Federica Lombardi, at her debut in the demanding role: she is an example of how La Scala continues to invest in the talent emerging from its Academy. Jane Seymour will be played by Sonia Ganassi.