Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House)

Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House)

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

Cast: Barbara Willis Sweete, Stephen Gaertner, Richard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo

     
 

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In 2010, opera divo Placido Domingo made headlines by forsaking his longstanding tenor vocals for his original singing voice: baritone. This was the vocal range that launched his career at the Mexican National Opera in 1959, so his return to the form marked a seminal event. The production in this release - a 2010 version of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, by the

Overview

In 2010, opera divo Placido Domingo made headlines by forsaking his longstanding tenor vocals for his original singing voice: baritone. This was the vocal range that launched his career at the Mexican National Opera in 1959, so his return to the form marked a seminal event. The production in this release - a 2010 version of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, by the Royal Opera House - was mounted to commemorate it. It co-stars Mariana Polavskaya, Joseph Calleja, Jonathan Summers and Ferruccio Furlanetto; Elijah Moshinsky directs; and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House lend symphonic accompaniment under the baton of Antonio Pappano.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2011
UPC:
5099991782595
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Warner Classics
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
2:51:00

Special Features

Introductions by Antonio Pappano; Working with Placido Domingo; Rehearsals with Elijah Moshinsky

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Simon Boccanegra: Prologue, Act 1
1. Introduction by Antonio Pappano/Opening [3:36]
2. Introduzione...Che dicesti? [5:22]
3. All'alba tutti qui verrete? [4:48]
4. A te l'estremo addio [5:49]
5. Suona ogni labbro il mio nome [6:16]
6. Oh, de' Fieschi implacata, orrida razza! [4:15]
7. Introduction by Antonio Pappano [1:10]
8. Introduzione - Come in quest'ora bruna [7:04]
9. Cielo di stelle orbato [5:38]
10. Ah!...Che fia? [2:04]
11. Propizio ei giunge! [4:31]
12. Il Doge vien [3:45]
13. Orfanella il tetto umile m'accogliea [4:21]
14. Dinne, alcun là non vedesti? [4:46]
15. Che rispose? [1:30]
16. Introduction by Antonio Pappano [:30]
17. Messeri, il re di Tartatia vi porge [5:18]
18. Tutto è silenzio [5:22]
19. Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo dalla feroce storia! [5:11]
20. Ecco la spada [4:37]
Disc #2 -- Simon Boccanegra: Acts 2 & 3
1. Introduction by Antonio Pappano [:45]
2. Quei due vedesti? [2:31]
3. Prigioniero in qual loco m'adduci? [1:43]
4. Udisti?...Vil disegno! [5:55]
5. Tu qui?...Amelia! [4:34]
6. Figlia!...Sì afflitto, padre mio? [3:37]
7. Doge! Ancor proveran la tua clemenza [5:28]
8. Perdon, Amelia [3:48]
9. All'armi, all'armi, o Liguri [1:20]
10. Introduction by Antonio Pappano [:37]
11. Evviva il Doge! [4:35]
12. Cittadini! Per ordine del Doge [2:03]
13. M'ardon le tempia [3:14]
14. Delle faci festanti al barlume [3:48]
15. Piango, perché mi parla in te [3:27]
16. Chi veggo! Tu qui? [2:44]
17. Gran Dio, li benedici [5:10]
18. Maria! [2:38]
19. Curtain Calls, Closing Credits [4:49]

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