The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s stirring epic Simon Boccanegra, starring the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky in a commanding performance from 2011.
The beloved Russian baritone sang the title role of the Doge of Genoa, a ruler striving for political and personal reconciliation. Soprano Barbara Frittoli was Amelia, Boccanegra’s long-lost daughter, with tenor Ramón Vargas as her lover, the rebel Gabriele Adorno, and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the Doge’s sworn enemy Fiesco.
James Levine conducted this performance, which was originally broadcast live on February 5, 2011. Simon Boccanegra will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 18.
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