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Work: Simon Boccanegra

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistFrancesco Maria Piave
Year1857
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BerlinSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Jader Bignamini; Vasily Barkhatov; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Yi-Chen Lin; Zinovy Margolin; Olga Shaishmelashvili; Alexander Sivaev

EssenSimon BoccanegraNew production

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Tatjana Gürbaca; Aalto-Theater Essen; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Essen Philharmonic Orchestra

HamburgSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Ivan Repušić; Claus Guth; Staatsoper Hamburg; Christian Schmidt; Wolfgang Göbbel; Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
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Lamb to the slaughter(house): rare outing for 1857 Simon Boccanegra

Boccanegra butchered in Parma? Only in the sense that director Valentina Carrasca sets the opera in an abattoir... 
****1
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Tézier rules in Zurich's still socially-distanced Simon Boccanegra

Andreas Homoki’s production suffers from last season's Covid restrictions, resulting in an alienating, aloof performance, but under the energetic baton of Marco Armiliato, it still proves a very successful musical evening.

An engaging revival of Simon Boccanegra at the Wiener Staatsoper

Tragic love, deceit, retribution... and Plácido Domingo. Despite its darkness, the Wiener Staatsoper's revival of Simon Boccanegra makes for an enjoyable evening. 
****1
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Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Boccanegra returns

An impressively cast revival for Verdi's one-time neglected masterpiece at Covent Garden.
****1
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Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch

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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