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Simon Boccanegra


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(Original 1857 version)
Opera in a prologue and three acts; Libretto by FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE
Music by Verdi (sung in Italian) First modern performance
Italian coach UBALDO GARDINI Producer JULIAN BUDDEN Prologue and Act 1
(1881 version: 4 January)
3.55* Julian Budden talks about the first version of the opera.
4.15* Simon Boccanegra Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Director: John Poole
Conducted By: John Matheson
Repetiteur: Alistair Dawes
Unknown: Ubaldo Gardini
Producer: Julian Budden
Talks: Julian Budden
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Paolo Albiani: William Elvin (bar)
Pietro: Paul Hudson (bass)
Simon Boccanegra: Sesto Bruscantini (bar)
Jacopo Fiesco: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Maria Boccanegra, Simon's daughter: Josella Ligi (sop)
Gabriele Adorno: Andre Turp (tenor)
Maid: Patricia Taylor (mezzo-Sop)

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