Simon Boccanegra

 

Simon Boccanegra is still Doge, and he has banished the sons of a wealthy family named Grimaldi for subversive activity. The person we meet first is the young woman Amelia Grimaldi. Simon Boccanegra. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The noted British music critic Andrew Porter, who is particularly respected for his knowledge of Verdi, has called 'Simon Boccanegra' his 'favorite.

Sherrill Milnes brought vivid theatrical force to his portrait of Simon Boccanegra, the 14th century Doge of Genoa who battles private demons and political enemies. Only the greatest Verdi baritones manage to put their individual stamp on this monumental role, and Milnes succeeds brilliantly, mixing poetry and power to reveal Boccanegra’s heart to the audience. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is the long-lost daughter he finds, but, he discovers, she loves Gabriele Adorno (Vasile Moldoveanu), a man determined to destroy him. James Levine’s superb conducting and Tito Capobianco’s dramatic production add to the gripping performance.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 29, 1984

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Simon Boccanegra Salzburg

Librettist

Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito

Run Time

2 HRS 29 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Simon Boccanegra Met Opera 2010

Cast & Creative

James Levine
Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Vasile Moldoveanu

Simon Boccanegra Story

Simon Boccanegra
Sherrill Milnes

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Paul Plishka

Simon Boccanegra Story

  • Dec 29, 1984
    Giuseppe Verdi
    Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito
    2 HRS 29 MIN
  • James Levine
    Anna Tomowa-Sintow
    Vasile Moldoveanu
    Sherrill Milnes
    Paul Plishka