Camille Saint-Saëns

Henry VIII

September 21
Official Site


Sung in French with English supertitles


NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

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.