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Simon Boccanegra

Giuseppe Verdi [1813 – 1901]

Informationen Zum Werk

Opera in an prologue and three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performance on 12th March, 1857 in Venice
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 22nd November, 2020

In Italian with German and English surtitles

3 hrs / with interval

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Cast

Conductor

Jader Bignamini

Set design

Zinovy Margolin

Costume design

Olga Shaishmelashvili

Light design

Ulrich Niepel

Chorus-Master

Jeremy Bines

Dramaturgy

Sebastian Hanusa

Simon Boccanegra

George Petean
Dong-Hwan Lee (13.12.2020)
Etienne Dupuis (29.01.2021 | 04.02.2021 | 07.02.2021)

Jacopo Fiesco

Liang Li
Patrick Guetti (13.12.2020)
Ante Jerkunica (29.01.2021 | 04.02.2021 | 07.02.2021)

Paolo Albiani

Michael Bachtadze
Samuel Dale Johnson (29.01.2021 | 04.02.2021 | 07.02.2021)

Pietro

Joel Allison
Byung Gil Kim (13.12.2020 | 29.01.2021 | 04.02.2021 | 07.02.2021)

Maria

Eleonora Buratto
Nicole Car (29.01.2021 | 04.02.2021 | 07.02.2021)

Gabriele Adorno

Attilio Glaser

Captain

Michael Kim

A maidservant

Anastasia Bickel

About the performance

For Verdi, writing opera meant adopting a stance towards the world. It meant getting involved, speaking out and exploring political issues onstage. And few of his works portray the price that an individual has to pay for political power as drastically as SIMON BOCCANEGRA. By dint of his military triumphs, the buccaneer Simon Boccanegra has won fame and prestige in his home town of Genoa. To break the dominance of the ruling aristocracy, Paolo, the leader of the plebeians, seeks to have Simon elected to the office of Doge. Simon, however, is in a relationship with Maria, the daughter of Fiesco, the senior patrician, a coupling that, in its turn, has produced a daughter. Fiesco refuses to let the pair marry and shuts his daughter away in his palace, where she soon dies. Simon discovers the body of his lover there shortly before he is elected Doge. Their daughter, Leonora, has vanished from her foster family, however, only to reappear 25 years later and become embroiled in the ongoing party-political struggles.

The work is staged by the Russian director Vasily Barkhatov, whose most recent work has been for the Staatsoper Hannover, the Lithuanian National Opera and the Theater Basel and who makes his debut at the Theater an der Wien in May 2020 with NORMA. His first work for the Deutsche Oper Berlin was in autumn 2017 with his new production of Aribert Reimann’s L’INVISIBLE. He now returns with SIMON BOCCANEGRA.

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