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SIMON BOCCANEGRA

“It has been my dream for years”, Plácido Domingo said of singing Boccanegra – the first baritone role of his legendary career on the Met stage.

This evocative production by Giancarlo Del Monaco sumptuously captures the look and feel of 14th century Genoa and is a perfect compliment to Verdi’s setting of this story of searing conflict between public duty and private grief. Plácido Domingo is Gabriele Adorno, sworn enemy of the doge of Genoa, Simon Boccanegra (Vladimir Chernov). Gabriele is in love with the beautiful Amelia (Kiri Te Kanawa at her most affecting) who turns out to be none other than the long-lost daughter the doge. James Levine’s authoritative conducting of the Met orchestra and chorus reveals the dark power of Verdi’s score.

Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
James Levine
Singers
James Morris, Plácido Domingo, Marcello Giordani, Adrianne Pieczonka
Production
Giancarlo del Monaco
TV Director
Barbara Willis Sweete
Year
2010
Duration
02:26:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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