September 21, 2019 7:30PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
By Camille Saint-Saëns
Libretto by Léonce Détroyat and Armand Silvestre
Concert, Sung in French with English supertitles
A dangerous monarch is determined to divorce Catherine of Aragon in favor of the beautiful, ambitious Anne Boleyn. This is one of history’s most infamous love triangles and the beginning of the “King’s Troubles”. Saint-Saens’s score brilliantly invokes an early Renaissance sensibility while remaining firmly rooted in the French grand opera tradition. Sweeping vocal melodies and rich orchestral writing bring this compelling tragedy to life.
“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”