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Work: Simon Boccanegra

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1857
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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New York CitySimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Carlo Rizzi; Giancarlo del Monaco; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Carlos Álvarez; Dmitry Belosselskiy

HamburgSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Eberhard Friedrich; Claus Guth; Hamburg State Opera; Christian Schmidt; Plácido Domingo; Kwangchul Youn

TurinSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Sylvano Bussotti; Teatro Regio di Torino; Carlos Álvarez; Michele Pertusi
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Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Boccanegra returns

Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
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

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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An Old School Boccanegra in Naples

Ambrogio Maestri (Simon Boccanegra) © Luciano Romano
A production which did not make a strong impression in Naples, despite a first rate cast. 
***11
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Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

Conductor James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Verdi voices that make one sit up and listen made this a memorable matinee.
****1
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Simon Boccanegra shines in Sydney

George Petean (Boccanegra) © Branco Gaica
Verdi's most political opera feels particularly relevant in 2016, and the Opera Australia production convinces, thanks to the outstanding George Petean in the title role and an excellent supporting cast.
****1
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