Listen Live from the Met
Saturday 5th February 18:00 uk time, 13:00 EST
SIMON BOCCANEGRA – VERDI
on BBC radio 3
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, live from the Met, conducted by James Levine ?? Barbara Frittoli sings Amelia, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiesco, and Ramón Vargas, Adorno.
In fourteenth-century Genoa, there is a conspiracy afoot to overthrow the aristocracy. Popular former pirate Simon Boccanegra will be made doge, but this public success is complicated by a private tragedy involving an illegitimate child he had by the daughter of a nobleman.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff.
Simon Boccanegra, a corsair ….. Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Maria Boccanegra, his daughter, aka Amelia ….. Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
Jacopo Fiesco, a Genoese nobleman ….. Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Gabriele Adorno, a Genoese gentleman ….. Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Paolo Albiani, a goldsmith ….. Nicola Alaimo (Bass)
Pietro, a Genoese popular leader ….. Richard Bernstein (Baritone)
Captain of the Crossbowmen ….. Adam Laurence Herskowitz (Tenor)
Amelia’s maid ….. Edyta Kulczak (Mezzo-soprano)
James Levine ?? ….. Conductor
Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera. Running time – 3hours 15 mins.
Article from “Opera Today” 1st Feb
Live Broadcasts Around the World
Simon Boccanegra will be experienced by millions of people around the world this season on the radio and on the internet, through distribution platforms the Met has established with various media partners.
The January 20 opening performance will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS channel 78 and XM channel 79, as will the February 1 and 5 performances.
The January 20 performance will also be available via internet streaming at the Met’s web site http://www.metopera.org. The February 5 matinee will be broadcast live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network as well as on the BBC.