From 31 March to 23 April 2017
Gaetano Donizetti
Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux Production
Running Time: 03 hours 16 minutes intermission included
Conductor Bruno Campanella
Staging Marie-Louise Bischofberger
Sets Erich Wonder
Costumes Kaspar Glarner
Lights Bertrand Couderc

Anna Bolena
Hibla Gerzmava
Federica Lombardi
Jane Seymour Sonia Ganassi
Smeton Martina Belli
Lord Percy Piero Pretti
Enrico Carlo Colombara


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 Bruno Campanella, a specialist in Italian opera of the Early Nineteenth century, in a show with a modern slant, but with period costumes, by Marie-Louise Bischofberger. The very young Federica Lombardi makes her debut in the demanding role of Anna: 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.