STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION
364 Syggrou Avenue, Kallithea
Zoi Tsokanou (19, 20, 22, 26/1)
Stathis Soulis (23, 25, 27/1)
Peter J. Hall
Vassiliki Petroyanni (19, 22, 25, 27/1)
Anastasia Kotsali (20, 23, 26/1)
With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus
Ticket prices: €15, €20, €35, €40, €50, €55, €60, €90
Students, reduced: €15
Limited visibility: €10
Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Italian Opera Cycle
Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays: 18.30) |
Simon Boccanegra is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. This production was first seen at the Royal Opera House, London on 12 November 1991.
Giuseppe Verdi created one of the most impressive baritone roles for Simon Boccanegra. Through the lips of the historical figure of the first Doge of Genoa, Verdi was able to express his own political thinking and ideals for a united Italy, far from fratricidal wars.
The opera was written in 1857 and Verdi reworked it in 1881 by adding some masterly scenes, based on Petrarch’s letters: one addressed to the historical figure of Boccanegra and another to the then Doge of Venice. Nowadays, Simon Boccanegra counts among Verdi’s most popular operas.
In the magnificent impressive production of the Royal Opera House, Moshinsky attempts an historical direction inspired by the art and architecture of Renaissance. The leitmotifs in his direction are constantly recurring images of the sea, encapsulating a reference to mortality.