Anna Netrebko and Elīna Garanča pair their glorious voices in an
upcoming recording of Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena"
from the Wiener Staatsoper. It is Netrebko's highly anticipated role debut
as Anna Bolena. She and fellow soprano Garanča, who portrays her lady
of honor Giovanna Seymour, form a fateful triangle with baritone
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Enrico VIII. Intrigue, betrayal and passion
keynote the action of this dramatic bel canto work that also stars Elisabet
Kulman as Smeton and Francesco Meli as Lord Riccardo Percy.
Conducting the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper is Evelino Pidò.
Stage director is Eric Génovèse, whose recent production of Liebermann's
"Die Schule der Frauen" in Bordeaux earned him great acclaim.