Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Catalogue No:

101308
(101 308)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th July 2010

Barcode:

0807280130898

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Live Recording from The Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, 2007


Roberto Frontali (Simon Boccanegra), Carmen Giannattasio (Amelia Grimaldi), Giacomo Prestia (Jacopo Fiesco) & Marco Vratogna (Paolo Albiani), Giuseppe Gipali (Gabriele Adorno), Alberto Rota (Pietro)

Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, Michele Mariotti (conductor) & Giorgio Gallione (director)

Blu-ray

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Sliding marble walls, a mosaic-like floor, a leafless tree centre-stage, elegant costumes – with its young cast and a superlative performance by Roberto Frontali as Simon Boccanegra, this production has all the ingredients to leave a lasting impression. The Italian baritone is a regular guest at the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Zurich Opera House, the Staatsoper Berlin and Dresden’s Semperoper. Born in 1979 and already principal conductor in Bologna, Michele Mariotti directs the ensemble in a bravura performance. Simon Boccanegra is perhaps not one of Verdi’s best-known operas. The composer himself returned to revise the work on several occasions. The original opera was premiered in Venice in 1857, this revised version not until 1881. Although never considered one of Verdi’s crowd pullers, it remains one of the composer’s most beautiful creations. Verdi’s music underpins this human drama in all its surprising twists and turns … This captivating performance of the opera is now available on BluRay.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Resolution: 1080i FULL HD

Subtitle Languages: DE, IT, GB, FR, ES, JP

Running Time: 140 mins

Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)

FSK: 0

Penguin Guide

2010 edition

**/***

“The Amelia, Carmen Giannattasio, is genuinely moving and Roberto Frontali sings strongly and characterises well...The rest of the Bologna cast provides a good professional team. Michele Mariotti conducts with considerable flair, and this is an enjoyable realisation of Verdi's masterly opera.”

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