Ciao, Opera Mavens. There is good news and bad news. First, the bad news. Soprano Heather Harper died at age 88. She was born in Northern Ireland and sang two roles at the SF Opera: Charlotte in Werther in 1975 and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes in 1976.

Soprano Heather Harper, 88 The Guardian 

The good news is about some great streams available. There are two excellent Anna Bolena’s worth your time.

First, an exceptionally lavish Apr 2019 Anna Bolena from Wallonie (Liege). Well sung too.

Anna Netrebko

Next, a dynamite cast 2011 Anna Bolena from Vienna with Anna Netrebko, Elena Garanca, Ildebrando D’Archangelo, and Francesco Meli. Has English subtitles.


Finally, for fans of Brandon Jovanovich. Vienna will present Fidelio on Mon April 29 at 10am.