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Simon Boccanegra [2 Discs] [DVD] [English] [2010]

Release Date:01/25/2011
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In 2010, opera divo Placido Domingo made headlines by forsaking his longstanding tenor vocals for his original singing voice: baritone. This was the vocal range that launched his career at the Mexican National Opera in 1959, so his return to the form marked a seminal event. The production in this release - a 2010 version of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, by the Royal Opera House - was mounted to commemorate it. It co-stars Mariana Polavskaya, Joseph Calleja, Jonathan Summers and Ferruccio Furlanetto; Elijah Moshinsky directs; and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House lend symphonic accompaniment under the baton of Antonio Pappano.~Nathan Southern


Renée Fleming Interviews James Levine

Bcakstage at the Met with Adrianne Pieczonka and Marcello Giordani; Plácido Domingo and James Morris