Simon Boccanegra
Greek National Opera
364 Syggrou street, Kallithea, 17674

Simon Boccanegra

Opera

Giuseppe Verdi created one of the most impressive baritone roles for Simon Boccanegra. Through the lips of the historical figure of the first Doge of Genoa, Verdi was able to express his own political thinking and ideals for a united Italy, far from fratricidal wars.

19 January, 2019 to 26 January, 2019
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Giuseppe Verdi

Simon Boccanegra

A Royal Opera House production

Conductors: Zoe Tsokanou (19, 20, 22, 26/1) - Stathis Soulis (23, 25/1)
Director: Elijah Moshinsky

PREMIERE 19 JANUARY 2019
19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 January 2019

ITALIAN OPERA CYCLE

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays at 18.30)

Sets: Michael Yeargan
Costumes: Peter J. Hall
Lighting: John Harrison
Lighting supervisor: Matthew Mulberry
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

Simon Boccanegra
Dimitri Platanias (19, 22, 25/1)
Tassis Chistoyannis (20, 23, 26/1)

Maria Boccanegra
Cellia Costea (19, 22, 25/1)
Anna Stylianaki (20, 23, 26/1)

Jacopo Fiesco
TBA (19, 22, 25/1)
Petros Magoulas (20, 23, 26/1)

Gabriele Adorno
Ramón Vargas (19, 20, 26/1)
Dimitris Paksoglou (22, 23, 25/1)

Paolo Albiani
Yannis Selitsaniotis (19, 22, 25/1)
Kyros Patsalides (20, 23, 26/1)

Pietro
Dionysos Tsantinis (19, 22, 25/1)
Alexandros Loutas (20, 23, 26/1)

Captain of the Crossbowmen
Yannis Kalyvas (19, 22, 25/1)
Dionyssis Melogiannidis (20, 23, 26/1)

With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus

Ticket prices: €15, €20, €35, €40, €50, €55, €60, €90
Students, reduced: €15 / Limited visibility: €10

Giuseppe Verdi created one of the most impressive baritone roles for Simon Boccanegra. Through the lips of the historical figure of the first Doge of Genoa, Verdi was able to express his own political thinking and ideals for a united Italy, far from fratricidal wars.

The opera was written in 1857 and Verdi reworked it in 1881 by adding some masterly scenes, based on Petrarch’s letters: one addressed to the historical figure of Boccanegra and another to the then Doge of Venice. Nowadays, Simon Boccanegra counts among Verdi’s most popular operas.

In the magnificent impressive production of the Royal Opera House, Moshinsky attempts an historical direction inspired by the art and architecture of Renaissance. The leitmotifs in his direction are constantly recurring images of the sea, encapsulating a reference to mortality.

Moshinsky is considered one of the most important opera directors worldwide with a considerable, thirty-year long experience in theatre and opera. His repertory varies and comprises, among others, works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Strauss etc. He has won three times the Laurence Olivier Award for best opera, for his performances Lohengrin, Stiffelio and The Rake's Progress. He has systematically collaborated with the most famous opera houses in the world, such as the Royal Opera House in London, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Sydney Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg etc.

Venue: 
Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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