Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (Blu-ray) | Accentus ACC10510

Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (Blu-ray)

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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC10510

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 23rd July 2021

Contents

Artists

Christian Gerhaher
Jennifer Rowley
Christof Fischesser
Otar Jorjikia
Nicholas Brownlee
Brent Michael Smith
Chor der Oper Zurich
Statistenverein am Opernhaus Zurich
Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Simon Boccanegra

Artists

Christian Gerhaher
Jennifer Rowley
Christof Fischesser
Otar Jorjikia
Nicholas Brownlee
Brent Michael Smith
Chor der Oper Zurich
Statistenverein am Opernhaus Zurich
Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

About

Intrigue, family tragedies, power struggles - these words aptly describe Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra. The composer himself once said "The piece is dark because it has to be, but it is gripping." And the opera, in which it is primarily the men who guide the story and in which there is only one female role, has been experiencing a renaissance at the world's great opera houses in recent years.

In December 2020, Andreas Homoki's new production premiered at the Opernhaus Zürich. Christian Gerhaher made his celebrated role debut as Simon Boccanegra - due to a pandemic, only in front of 50 people in the hall and with the orchestra placed in the rehearsal room at Kreuzplatz, 1km away. But the opera was also broadcast live on TV, directed by Michael Beyer. The critics raved: "One experiences facial expressions and gestures almost up close, realizing only in the close-up how involved the protagonists are in the action down to every blink of an eye." (FAZ)
Recorded live at Opernhaus Zürich, December 2020

Cast:
- Simon Boccanegra: Christian Gerhaher
- Amelia Grimaldi: Jennifer Rowley
- Jacopo Fiesco: Christof Fischesser
- Gabriele Adorno: Otar Jorjikia
- Paolo Albiani: Nicholas Brownlee
- Pietro: Brent Michael Smith

Stage director: Andreas Homoki
Set and costume designer: Christian Schmidt
Lighting designer: Franck Evin
Dramaturgy: Fabio Dietsche

Picture format: NTSC 16:9, Full HD
Sound format: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Subtitles: DE, EN, FR, IT, JAP, KOR
Region code: 0
Running time: 142:13

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