1 (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor). See Ashton of Lammermoor, Lord Henry.
2 King Henry VIII (Donizetti: Anna Bolena) Bass. The King of England is losing interest in his second wife, Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn), and now favours Giovanna (Jane) Seymour. In his attempts to find Anna guilty of treason, he encourages her old love, Lord Percy, to return. When he finds them innocently together, the King sends Anna to the Tower to await trial. Despite all the protests of Percy, her brother Rochefort, and her page, he sentences her to the scaffold. Created (1830) by Filippo Galli.
3 (Haydn: L'isola disabitata). Bass. Friend of Gernando. Accompanies him to rescue his wife from a deserted island and falls in love with her sister. Created (1779) by Benedetto Bianchi.
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