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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra DVD (The Royal Opera)

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra DVD (The Royal Opera)

Elijah Moshinsky's production with Plácido Domingo and Marina Poplavskaya conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Plácido Domingo, a legend for his triumphs as a tenor, assumes Verd's ultimate challenge for baritone: Simon Boccanegra, the corsair who becomes Doge of Genoa. In Elijah Moshinsky's classic Royal Opera House production, its imagery evoking Old Master paintings, Domingo's commanding Boccanegra confronts Ferruccio Furanetto's imposing Fiesco. Marina Poplavskaya, touching and spirited as Boccenegra's daughter, is paired with the ardent Gabriele of Joseph Calleja. Capturing the muted glow of this profoundly moving score with affection and authority is the Royal Opera's Music Director, Antonio Pappano.

Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Simon Boccanegra: Plácido Domingo 

Amelia Grimaldi: Marina Poplavskaya

Gabriele Adorno: Joseph Calleja

Jacope Fiesco: Ferruccio Furlanetto

Paolo Albiani: Jonathan Summers

Pietro: Lukas Jakobski


Royal Opera Chorus

Chorus Director: Renato Balsadonna

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Director: Elijah Moshinsky

Set Designs: Michael Yeargan

Costume Designs: Peter J Hall

Lighting Designs: John Harrison

Fight Direstor: William Hobbs

Plus: Introductions by Antonio Pappano / Working with Plácido Domingo / Rehearsals with Elijah Moshinsky


Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 171 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Booklet contains notes and synopsis in EN/FR/DE


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