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Performer: Federico Tiezzi

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Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch

Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
If Chung is sometimes hailed as the greatest living conductor of Verdi, here was a performance to support that claim.
***11
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Starry singing, but an underdirected Simon Boccanegra

Plácido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra © Monika Rittershaus
Furlanetto and Domingo give their all in leading a starry cast, but the stage direction fails to ignite.
***11
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A pleasant, fizzy Merry Widow in Naples

© Luciano Romano
It took a whole act to warm up the audience, but at the end, San Carlo's production of Lehár’s frothy operetta proved convincing
***11
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Nucci authoritative in La Scala's gloomy Simon Boccanegra

Nucci's studied performance of the title role in Simon Boccanegra ensured Verdi's drama shone profoundly. 
****1
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