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Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival

Author: C Major Entertainment

Verdi’s masterpiece is presented in a “clear and levelheaded” (The New York Times) staging by Andreas Kriegenburg from the Salzburg Festival.

  • Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival © C Major Entertainment

  • Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival | Copyright: © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

    Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival © Salzburger Festspiele / Ruth Walz

  • Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival © C Major Entertainment

The tragedy of the corsair who becomes Doge of Genoa and is poisoned shortly after having found his lost daughter is conducted by Valery Gergiev, who “makes for gorgeously beautiful tone colours” (Der Kurier). The excellent cast includes Luca Salsi (“Italy’s finest baritone today”, Financial Times) in the title role, René Pape (“in sumptuous voice”, Financial Times) as his adversary Fiesco, as well as Marina Rebeka and Charles Castronovo as the loving couple Amelia and Adorno who “together create islands of bliss in duet and action.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). Valery Gergiev provides for an excellent musical realization, the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor perform superbly: “The Wiener Philharmoniker seemed to have virtually conspired with the conductor and the work, shining into every hidden sound angle, playing out all their sovereignty and opera experience” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Original title Simon Boccanegra from Salzburg Festival
Genre Opera
Recording location Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg Festival, August 2019
Duration 142 mins
Production Company A coproduction of UNITEL and ORF/3sat in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Choir Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master Ernst Raffelsberger
Stage Director Andreas Kriegenburg
Soloist Luca Salsi, Marina Rebeka, René Pape, Charles Castronovo

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