Verdi - Simon Boccanegra | Naxos - Historical 811011920

Verdi - Simon Boccanegra

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 811011920

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd February 2009

Contents

Artists

Tito Gobbi
Boris Christoff
Victoria de los Angeles
Giuseppe Campora
Walter Monachesi
Paolo Dari
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor

Gabriele Santini

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Simon Boccanegra

Artists

Tito Gobbi
Boris Christoff
Victoria de los Angeles
Giuseppe Campora
Walter Monachesi
Paolo Dari
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor

Gabriele Santini

About

Featuring a near-ideal cast, this recording of Verdi’s darkly dramatic Simon Boccanegra drew high praise from The Gramophone: “Gobbi is…a masterly singing actor and here he has one of his greatest rôles, one that deploys his full range as a singing tragedian. Victoria de los Angeles is an inspired choice for the girlish, ardent heroine, and has so much glorious music to sing…[Gabriele Santini] gives a momentous, carefully paced and constantly illuminating reading of the score of one of Verdi’s most powerful treatments of the fatal entanglements between political intrigue and family history”.

Last but not least, Boris Christoff gives an unforgettable portrayal of the complex and powerful character of Fiesco.

Cast:
- Simon Boccanegra: Tito Gobbi
- Jacopo Fiesco / Andrea: Boris Christoff
- Amelia Grimaldi / Maria Boccanegra: Victoria de los Angeles
- Gabriele Adorno: Giuseppe Campora
- Paolo Albiani: Walter Monachesi
- Pietro: Paolo Dari

Recorded 25th – 30th September and 1st November, 1957 in the Opera House, Rome.

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