GIUSEPPE VERDI. SIMON BOCCANEGRA. The Metropolitan Opera. New York. Five Performances Only: April 1st, April 5th,April 9th, April13th, April 16th. Tickets from $27 at: www.MetOpera.org or tel (212) 362-6000 Estimates run time: 3 hrs 9 mins.
GIUSEPPE VERDI. SIMON BOCCANEGRA.
The Metropolitan Opera. New York.
Five Performances Only: April 1st, April 5th,April 9th, April13th, April 16th.
Tickets from $27 at: www.MetOpera.org or tel (212) 362-6000
Estimates run time: 3 hrs 9 mins. One intermission – 35 mins. Sung in Italian. Met Opera titles in English,German,Italian and Spanish.
The legendary pair of The Greatest Maestros of the century – JAMES LEVINE and PLACIDO DOMINGO have defined Verdi’s art for more than four decades. They demonstrate their mastery with this remarkable character study of the wise Doge forced to confront his past. The spectacular cast includes tenor Joseph Calleja and another legend, bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, as Boccanegra’s rival, Fiesco.
The opera is based on a historical figure who, in 1339, became doge (leader) of the Republic of Genoa. While the details of the pseudo-history in the story are irrelevant to appreciating the opera, the issues symbolized in the historical moment are crucial. The endless fighting between and within the various Italian city-states of the era forms a rich background for this tale of a man worn down by social and personal fragmentation.
Cast and Creative Team:
Giancarlo del Monaco
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
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The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center,New York, New York 10023
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Box Office: North end of the front lobby
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Metropolitan Opera Season 2015-2016:
Posted by Nadia Kovarskaya
1 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 16 (Saturday) 8:00 pm