May 2013 Premier of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra

The new season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago begins on May 18, 2013.

5/18    Verdi:  Simon Boccanegra (in Italian)

The intriguing plot unfolds in the incendiary atmosphere of 14th-century Genoa. The music, both hair-raisingly dramatic and sublimely beautiful, illuminates explosive, primary-color emotionslove, jealousy, rage, remorse. At the center is the noble, passionate, desperately conflicted Boccanegra, Doge of Genoa; you’ll be riveted by his violent conflict with his enemy, the nobleman Fiesco (and their reconciliation will break your heart). We know you'll agree with Lyric’s leading man, world-renowned Thomas Hampson, who considers Simon Boccanegra "truly one of the greatest operas ever written." http://www.lyricopera.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=13265

CAST:           

Boccanegra              Thomas Hampson

Fiesco                        Ferruccio Furlanetto

Amelia                       Krassimira Stoyanova

Adorno                       Frank Lopardo

Paolo                          Quinn Kelsey

Pietro                          Evan Boyer



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