Monday, September 4 Anna Bolena, one of the high points of Gaetano Donizetti’s artistic career and of romantic opera in general, will open the 2023/24 season at the LAC.
Following The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini (2018) and La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (2022), which enjoyed great success on all fronts, the LAC will once again embrace the challenge of producing an opera by presenting Anna Bolena, a lyric tragedy in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti based on the libretto by Felice Romani. Anna Bolena will be performed by the ensemble I Barocchisti conducted by Maestro Diego Fasolis, with stage direction by Carmelo Rifici. Andrea Marchiol will lead the Choir of the Radiotelevisione svizzera.
The cast features Carmela Remigio (Anna Bolena) – a role which in 2016 won her the prestigious Premio Abbiati for best singer at the Festival Donizetti Opera -, Marco Bussi (Enrico VIII), Arianna Vendittelli (Giovanna Seymour), Ruzil Gatin (Lord Riccardo Percy), Paola Gardina (Smeton), Marcello Nardis (Hervey). The selection of other cast members is still being finalized.
The opera will be produced by LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura in coproduction with the Associazione I Barocchisti, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena, in collaboration with LuganoMusica.