Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra

June 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

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Carlos Álvarez as Boccanegra, Hrachuhi Bassenz as Amelia (Photo: Royal Opera House / Clive Barda)

Verdi’s opera explores long-held secrets, treachery and the father-daughter relationship, in the majestic setting of Renaissance Genoa. The dashing corsair Simon Boccanegra and Maria, daughter of the nobleman Jacopo Fiesco, have fallen in love and had an illegitimate daughter. The child has disappeared from her foster-home. Boccanegra returns to Genoa to break the news to Maria, and learns of her death as a crowd, led by the plebeian Paolo Albiani, proclaim him Doge of Genoa.

Carlos Álvarez (Simon Boccanegra), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacopo Fiesco), Hrachuhi Bassenz (Amelia Grimaldi), Francesco Meli (Gabriele Adorno), Mark Rucker (Paolo Albiani) star in this performance. Henrik Nánási conducts.

Description courtesy of the Royal Opera