Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1995)

01/26/1995 (US) DramaHistory 2h 20m
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The Met Offers a New 'Boccanegra'


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. Performed January 26th, 1995.

  1. Giancarlo Del Monaco


  2. Brian Large


  3. Arrigo Boito


  4. Francesco Maria Piave


Top Billed Cast

  1. Vladimir Chernov

    Vladimir Chernov

    Simon Boccanegra

  2. Plácido Domingo

    Plácido Domingo

    Gabriele Adorno

  3. Kiri Te Kanawa

    Kiri Te Kanawa

    Amelia Grimaldi

  4. Robert Lloyd

    Jacobo Fiesco

  5. Bruno Pola

    Paolo Albiani

  6. Hao Jiang Tian


  7. James Levine

    James Levine

    Self - Conductor

  8. Garrick Utley

    Self - Host (Voice)

  9. Joyce Olson

    Amelia's Lady-in-waiting

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Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

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Original Language Italian

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