Simon boccanegra

Giuseppe Verdi

Opéra Bastille - from 15 November to 13 December 2018

Simon Boccanegra

Opera in three acts (1881)

Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto
Francesco Maria Piave
Arrigo Boito
Conductor
Fabio Luisi
Director
Calixto Bieito
Simon Boccanegra
Ludovic Tézier
Jacopo Fiesco
Mika Kares
Maria Boccanegra (Amelia Grimaldi)
Maria Agresta
Anita Hartig
Gabriele Adorno
Francesco Demuro
Paolo Albani
Nicola Alaimo
Pietro
Mikhail Timoshenko
Un capitano dei balestrieri
Cyrille Lovighi
Un'ancella di Amelia
Virginia Leva-Poncet
Set design
Susanne Gschwender
Costume design
Ingo Krügler
Lighting design
Michael Bauer
Video
Sarah Derendinger
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

In italian
French and English surtitles

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The ambiguities of Verdi’s theatre are particularly clear in his baritone roles, among which is that of Boccanegra, corsair turned doge of Genoa and the troubled observer of the conflicts that tore apart 14th century landowners and peasants. An eminently political opera in which power struggles are interwoven with family conflicts, Simon Boccanegra echoes the life of its composer – the man who championed the cause of Italian unification and overcame the loss of his wife and children. Calixto Bieito, that most Shakespearean of opera directors, brings humanism and truth to a work haunted by gleaming images of the sea.

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