Simon Boccanegra

Grange Park Opera, Surrey

| 5 June 2025 | 18 June 2025 | 21 June 2025 | 29 June 2025 | 4 July 2025 | 11 July 2025 |

    Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
     

    Conductor : Gianluca Marciano
    Revival Director : Robin Tebbutt
    Original Director : David Pountney
    Original Set Design : Ralph Koltai
    Original Costume Design : Sue Willmington
    Lighting Designer : Tim Mitchell
     

    Performers

     

    Simon Boccanegra : Simon Keenlyside
    Amelia Grimaldi : Elin Pritchard
    Jacopo Fiesco : James Creswell
    Gabriele Adorno : Leonardo Capalbo
    Paolo Albiani : Jolyon Loy
    Pietro : David Shipley

From Grange Park Opera's website:

"Who knew that the political shenanigans of 15th-century Genoa could be so gripping?

The plebeians plan to overthrow the aristos; a former pirate becomes Doge; a little girl disappears; poison is poured into a glass of drinking water.

Verdi first wrote this score in middle age. Returning to it decades later, he transformed a complex drama into this masterpiece, where dark personal histories clash with affairs of state.

Simon Keenlyside stars as the tortured, conflicted Doge, trying to do the right thing."

 

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