Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House)

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 1/11/2011
  • EAN: 5099991782595
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Warner Classics
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 2:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 91,524

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Gaertner Paolo Albiani
Richard Bernstein Pietro
Plácido Domingo Simon Boccanegra
James Morris Jacopo Fiesco
Adrianne Pieczonka Amelia Grimaldi
Marcello Giordani Gabriele Lady-In-Waiting
Adam Laurence Herskowitz A Capain
James Levine Conductor
Technical Credits
Barbara Willis Sweete Director
Louisa Briccetti Producer
Peter Gelb Executive Producer
Michael Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Victoria Warivonchik Producer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Simon Boccanegra: Prologue, Act 1
   Play Opera
   Scene Selection
   Bonus
      Working with Plácido Domingo
      Rehearsals with Elijah Moshinsky
   Audio
      LPCM Stereo
      DTS Surround
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      German
      Italian
      Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Resume
Disc #2 -- Simon Boccanegra: Acts 2 & 3
   Play Opera
   Scene Selection
   Audio
      LPCM Stereo
      DTS Surround
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      German
      Italian
      Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Resume
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