Simon Boccanegra
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    The ambiguities of Verdi’s theatre are particularly clear in his baritone roles, among which is that of Boccanegra, corsair turned doge of Genoa and the troubled observer of the conflicts that tore apart 14th century landowners and peasants.

    An eminently political opera in which power struggles are interwoven with family conflicts, Simon Boccanegra echoes the life of its composer – the man who championed the cause of Italian unification and overcame the loss of his wife and children.

    Calixto Bieito, that most Shakespearean of opera directors, brings humanism and truth to a work haunted by gleaming images of the sea.

    The Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

    A co-production of the Paris Opera and François Roussillon et Associés
    With the participation of France Télévisions, the support of the Orange Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts, and with the assistance of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée.

    Director: François Roussillon
    © Opéra national de Paris – François Roussillon et Associés - 2018

    Picture: © Agathe Poupeney / OnP



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Performance at the Opera Bastille, from 12 mars to 03 april 2024