Opera Night Saturday 25 November 2017
Vienna State Opera presents Verdi's Simon Boccanegra this powerful drama stars Thomas Hampson (pictured) in the title role. He is joined by Marina Rebeka as Amelia/Maria Boccanegra's long lost daughter, Francesco Meli as Gabriele Adorno, her lover and Dmitry Belosselskiy is Fiesco, Boccanegra's erstwhile enemy and Amelia's guardian. Evelino Pido conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Roberto de Candia and the Despina of Lucia Cirillo (pictured), with Federica Lombardi, Annalisa Stroppa, Andre Schuen and Francesco Marsigila as the pairs of young lovers who test each other's faithfulness. Diego Fasolis conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Turin and the Teatro Regio Chorus.