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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Author: Accentus Music

The highly acclaimed new production from the Opernhaus Zürich is released on Accentus Music as Blu-ray & DVD as well as video on demand in June 2021.

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  • Simon Boccanegra | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Simon Boccanegra © Monika Rittershaus

  • Simon Boccanegra | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Simon Boccanegra © Monika Rittershaus

Intrigue, family tragedies, power struggles - these words aptly describe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra". The composer himself once said "The piece is dark because it has to be, but it is gripping." And the opera, in which it is primarily the men who guide the story and in which there is only one female role, has been experiencing a renaissance at the world's great opera houses in recent years.

In December 2020, Andreas Homoki's new production premiered at the Opernhaus Zürich. Christian Gerhaher made his celebrated role debut as "Simon Boccanegra" – due to a pandemic, only in front of 50 people in the hall and with the orchestra placed in the rehearsal room at Kreuzplatz, 1km away. But the opera was also broadcast live on TV, directed by Michael Beyer. The critics raved: "One experiences facial expressions and gestures almost up close, realizing only in the close-up how involved the protagonists are in the action down to every blink of an eye." (FAZ)

Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra

Christian Gerhaher, Simon Boccanegra
Jennifer Rowley, Amelia Grimaldi
Christof Fischesser, Jacopo Fiesco
Otar Jorjikia, Gabriele Adorno
Nicholas Brownlee, Paolo Albiani
Brent Michael Smith, Pietro

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Andreas Homoki, stage director
Philharmonia Zürich
Chor der Oper Zürich
Statistenverein am Opernhaus Zürich

ACC10510 (Blu-ray)
ACC20510 (DVD)
Available worldwide from 25 June 2021.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company NHK
Co-Production Company SWR/Arte
Stage Director Andreas Homoki
TV Director Michael Beyer
Soloist Christian Gerhaher
Orchestra / Band Philharmonia Zürich
Conductor Fabio Luisi

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