Odyssey: English Queens in Italian Opera: Exploring 'Anna Bolena' at the Baltimore Concert Opera

Opera composer Gaetano Donizetti was entranced with the Tudor period of English history, and its queens in particular. Anna Bolena, named for King Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, was the first opera in the series referred to as "the Three Donizetti Queens." A powerhouse soprano role, Anna is betrayed by the King's appetites and the machinations of the men around her. This powerful opera documents Anna's inevitable progression to the Tower of London and her ultimate execution in true bel canto style. Join Courtney Kalbacker and the BCO as we delve deep into the music and drama of Anna Bolena.

912.582.01 Lectures only (2 sessions): $53
912.582.02 Lectures & performance: $92

Lectures: Saturday, Feb. 22 and 29, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Homewood campus
Performance: Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m. Baltimore Concert Opera at the Engineers Club

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission; spouse for 50%. You are not able to register online and receive the discount. For registration details, contact 410-516-8516.