Henry VIII

Author(s): Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, text by Léonce Détroyat Armand Silvestre
Company: La Monnaie / De Munt
Running time: 3h 45min approx

Six marriages, two annulments, two beheadings and the founding of his own Church, against the authority of Rome... in his search for a suitable spouse, the notorious Tudor King of England Henry VIII shrank from nothing.

This opera focuses on the amorous and political intrigues surrounding the annulment of Henry's first marriage to Catherine of Aragon in favour of his new passion for Anne Boleyn.


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