Henri VIII at Bard SummerScape

July 21–30, 2023

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater


Henri VIII is French grand opera at its most magnificent. In this love triangle for the ages, an infamous Tudor king is determined to divorce Catherine of Aragon in favor of the ambitious, beautiful Anne Boleyn. Saint-Saëns’s exquisite vocal passages and rich orchestration bring this rarely performed masterpiece to vivid life in this captivating new production.

Sung in French with English supertitles.

Event Schedule
July 21 at 6:30 pm
July 23 at 2:00 pm
July 26 at 2:00 pm
July 28 at 4:00 pm
July 30 at 2:00 pm


Livestream tickets: $20reserve here.


July 21–30, 2023
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Tickets start at $25


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Henri VIII 


Libretto by Léonce Détroyat and Paul-Armand Silvestre
Directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini
Conducted by Leon Botstein
American Symphony Orchestra