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Simon Boccanegra

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi’s baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra’s most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi’s score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 29, 1984
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito
Run Time
2 HRS 20 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Amelia
Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Gabriele Adorno
Vasile Moldoveanu
Simon Boccanegra
Sherrill Milnes
Jacopo Fiesco
Paul Plishka
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