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Simon Boccanegra

02/05/11 12:58PM

Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
Barbara Frittoli as Amelia, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Simon Boccanegra, and Roberto De Biasio as Gabriele in Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra." Taken during the rehearsal on January 17, 2011 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
James Levine conducts Verdi's Simon Boccanegra in this live Metropolitan Opera broadcast, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.  A recital by another great Simon Boccanegra, Tito Gobbi, follows the broadcast.

Playlist

12:58pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:06pm

Simon Boccanegra: Prologue
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone ; Barbara Frittoli, soprano ; Ramón Vargas, tenor ; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2011
 
 

1:39pm

Simon Boccanegra: Act I
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone ; Barbara Frittoli, soprano ; Ramón Vargas, tenor ; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2011
 
 

3:07pm

Simon Boccanegra: Act II
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone ; Barbara Frittoli, soprano ; Ramón Vargas, tenor ; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2011
 
 

3:40pm

Simon Boccanegra: Act III
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone ; Barbara Frittoli, soprano ; Ramón Vargas, tenor ; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met
Release Year: 2011
 
 

4:16pm

Il barbiere di Siviglia: "Largo al factotum"
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone
CD/Album: The Perfect Opera
Record co./Cat #: Angel 67438
Release Year: 1958
 
 

4:22pm

Falstaff: Honor Monologue
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone
CD/Album: Verdi - Falstaff
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49668
Release Year: 1957
 
 

4:28pm

Il tabarro (excerpt)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Vincenzo Bellezza
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone ; Margaret Mas, soprano
CD/Album: Puccini: Il trittico
Record co./Cat #: EMI 64165
Release Year: 1956
 
 

4:32pm

Tosca: Act I (excerpt)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Victor de Sabata
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone
CD/Album: Puccini: Tosca
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47174
Release Year: 1953
 
 

4:36pm

Tosca: Act II (excerpt)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Victor de Sabata
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone
CD/Album: Puccini: Tosca
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47174
Release Year: 1953
 
 

4:42pm

Pagliacci: Prologue
Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Lovro von Matačić
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone
CD/Album: Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63967
Release Year: 1961
 
 

4:51pm

Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé: "Soupir"
Composer: Claude Debussy
Soloists: Margaret Price, soprano ; James Lockhart, piano
CD/Album: Französische und spanische Lieder
Record co./Cat #: Orfeo 038831
Release Year: 1983
 
 

4:55pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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