Salzburg Festival 2019: Simon Boccanegra


Simon Boccanegra may be Giuseppe Verdi’s most personal work; it is certainly his darkest and most pessimistic one, in which familiar and political conflicts keep clashing: “The human heart is a fount of never-ending woe”. Andreas Kriegenburg, who garnered rave reviews with his production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in 2017, directs Giuseppe Verdi’s opera at the Großes Festspielhaus. Valery Gergiev returns to the Salzburg Festival as an opera conductor, leading the Vienna Philharmonic. Luca Salsi sings the role of Simon Boccanegra, Marina Rebeka that of Amelia Grimaldi and René Pape that of Jacopo Fiesco. The cast also includes Charles Castronovo, André Heyboer and Antonio Di Matteo.

Additional Info

  • No: A04050116
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Artists: Luca Salsi, Marina Rebeka, Charles Castronovo, René Pape, André Heyboer,Antonio di Matteo
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 02:20:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
  • Producers: Unitel
  • Format: 4K
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