Watch: Antonio Pappano on The Royal Opera's performance in Birmingham
The conductor speaks about the importance of performing away from Covent Garden.
The Royal Opera is to present a concert performance of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Sunday (7 July).
As with fully staged performances at Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano will conduct a cast including Thomas Hampson, Hibla Gerzmava, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Russell Thomas and Dimitri Platanias. Read what audiences thought of the opening night performance in London.
‘I’ve already had the experience of performing this opera in concert having brought it to the Proms,’ Antonio says, ‘It works beautifully because each character is focused and the music speaks so clearly. You don’t need all the trappings of the stage.’
‘We receive money from the Arts Council and its important that we go to other locations in Great Britain’
Tickets are available from the Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham website.
The performance is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, Alfiya and Timur Kuanyshev and the Verdi Syndicate.