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Simon Boccanegra: Opéra national de Paris

About the Event

Don't miss this highly anticipated new production of Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra Bastille. Calixto Bieito, that most Shakespearean of opera directors, brings humanism and truth to a work haunted by gleaming images of the sea.

The ambiguities of Verdi’s theatre are particularly clear in his baritone roles, among which is that of Boccanegra, corsair turned doge of Genoa and the troubled observer of the conflicts that tore apart 14th century landowners and peasants. An eminently political opera in which power struggles are interwoven with family conflicts, Simon Boccanegra echoes the life of its composer – the man who championed the cause of Italian unification and overcame the loss of his wife and children.

In Italian with French and English surtitles

Cast / Production

Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock
Director Calixto Bieito
Set design Susanne Gschwender
Costume design Ingo Krügler
Lighting design Michael Bauer
Video Sarah Derendinger
Chorus master Alessandro Di Stefano

Simon Boccanegra Ludovic Tézier
Jacopo Fiesco Mika Kares
Maria Boccanegra (Amelia Grimaldi) Nicole Car
Gabriele Adorno Charles Castronovo
Paolo Albani Etienne Dupuis
Pietro Alejandro Baliñas Vieites
Un capitano dei balestrieri Paolo Biondi
Un'ancella di Amelia Marianne Chandelier

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

A coproduction with Deutsche Oper Berlin

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