Domingo and Levine Partner for 'Simon Boccanegra'
Saturday, April 09, 2016
On Saturday at 12:30 pm, two operatic legends partner to present Verdi's Simon Boccanegra from the Metropolitan Opera. James Levine conducts and Placido Domingo takes on the title role of the pirate-turned-leader, who must confront his sordid past as well as political opponents. The production marks more than four decades that Domingo and Levine have collaborated on the Met stage.
They are joined by the bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as Fiesco, the father of Boccanegra's past love and grandfather of the leader's illegitimate daughter, Amelia (Lianna Haroutounian in her Met broadcast debut). Tenor Joseph Calleja plays Amelia's suitor Gabriele.
Simon Boccanegra: Placido Domingo
Amelia Grimaldi: Lianna Haroutounian
Gabreile Adorno: Joseph Calleja
Jacopo Fiesco: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Conductor: James Levine