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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra



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Sliding marble walls, a mosaic-like fl oor, a leafl ess tree centre-stage, elegant costumes - with its young cast and a superlative performance by Roberto Frontali as Simon Boccanegra, this production has all the ingredients to leave a lasting impression. The Italian baritone is a regular guest at the world's major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Zurich Opera House, the Staatsoper Berlin and Dresden's Semperoper. Born in 1979 and already principal conductor in Bologna, Michele Mariotti directs the ensemble in a bravura performance. Simon Boccanegra is perhaps not one of Verdi's best known operas. The composer himself returned to revise the work on several occasions. The original opera was premiered in Venice in 1857, this revised version not until 1881. Although never considered one of Verdi's crowd pullers, it remains one of the composer's most beautiful creations. Verdi's music underpins this human drama in all its surprising twists and turns ... This captivating performance of the opera is now available on BluRay.
Facts
Item number 101308
Barcode 807280130898
Release date 26/07/2010
Category OPERA
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type BLU-RAY DVD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Alberto Rota
Carmen Giannattasio
Enea Scala
Giacomo Prestia
Lucia Michelazzo
Marco Vratogna
Roberto Frontali
Composers Giuseppe Verdi
Conductors Michele Mariotti
Orchestras Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Disc: 1
Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2007
1 Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2007
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