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18 January 2012
Hibla will make a debut as Donna Anna

On January 21st, Hibla will make a debut as Donna Anna in London, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In a revival of Francesca Zambello’s production of one of Mozart’s greatest operas Don Giovanni (revival director Duncan McFarlane), which critics referred to as “women-friendly” production, Donna Anna is a character that reflects the growth of her personality: as the story develops, from an ordinary woman she turns into a superhero due to the gradual understanding and acceptance of her feminine nature. From a 20th century Catwoman she is separated only by the historical context, but Francesca Zambello conceived Donna Anna this way. Don Giovanni was only a key that opened the door to her to an independent and, therefore, an uncertain future, which entirely depends on her own.

Hibla is delighted that once again her partner will be Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), with whom she had made her debut at the Royal Opera House in 2008, in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The part of Don Ottavio will be performed by Matthew Polenzani, Leporello — Lorenzo Regazzo, Donna Elvira — Katarina Karnéus, Zerlina — Irini Kyriakidou, Masetto — Adam Plachetka, and the part of Commendatore will be sung by Marco Spotti. The Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House will be conducted by Constantinos Carydis.