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Simon Boccanegra, a corsair, and his lover Maria have a child, but Maria dies in childbirth and her father (Fiesco) refuses to acknowledge Boccanegra as his son-in-law. Boccanegra is later elected Doge of Genoa and, as the years pass and his power grows he is plotted against by Fiesco and Adorno (a young nobleman in love with Fiesco's ward). Boccanegro recognises Fiesco's ward as his lost daughter but is poisoned - the parties are reconciled as Boccanegra dies and declares Adorno his successor. Running time: 2hrs 40mins

Performers Bruno Caproni (Simon Boccanegra), Brindley Sherratt (Jacopo Fiesco), Peter Auty (Gabriele Adorno), Roland Wood (Paolo Albiani).
Music Verdi. Producer English National Opera. Producer Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Conductor Edward Gardner. Director Dmitri Tcherniakov. Design Dmitri Tcherniakov. Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky. Translation James Fenton.

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1649688750. Details of all Simon Boccanegra archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2088

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