SIMON BOCCANEGRA

32nd Opera Season 


SIMON BOCCANEGRA

Opera in three acts with a prologue by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by F.M. Piave and revisions by
G. Montanelli and A. Boito based on the play with the same name by A. García Gutierrez.
Premiered at Teatro La Fenice of Venice on the 12th of March 1857.

Musical production Teatro Cervantes de Malaga
Stage production Amigos Canarios de la Opera. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Soloists Carlos Alvarez, Rocio Ignacio, Rodrigo Esteve and Andeka Gorrotxategi, among others.   

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaga Opera Choir

Stage director Curro Carreres
Chorus director Salvador Vázquez
Conductor Lucas Macías Navarro

2.30 h (w/intermission)
photo ©Nacho Gonzalez / Opera de Las Palmas

For his Simon Boccanegra Verdi once again chose a play by the Spaniard Antonio García Gutiérrez, the author of the drama that had inspired Il trovatore. Both plays fulfil the precepts of romantic theatre: an audacious hero of unknown origins and a heroine of noble birth–with the resulting social conflict–, impossible love, historical drama with political connotations and a tragic ending. Simon Boccanegra, a former pirate who is proclaimed Doge of Genova, is an old man and an atypical hero; and the heroine is his daughter. 
Verdi weaves into his music a melody that flows with perfect regularity, in which the recitatives are underlined by the orchestra and the voices are a true expression of the characters’ souls.  

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