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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra DVD (The Royal Opera)


  • 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.

    Composer: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