Simon Boccanegra premiere with Placido Domingo

This week, Daniel Barenboim is in final rehearsals for the premiere of Simon Boccanegra at the Staatsoper Berlin with Placido Domingo in the title role. Domingo has sung the tenor role of Gabriele Adorno before, and is making his debut in the baritone role of the Doge of Genua.

Federico Tiezzi is the director of this new production, which is based on Verdi's revised 1881 version of the opera which he began composing in 1857 in Venice. The premiere will take place on October 24th. For a complete listing of further performances, please see the performances page or the Staatsoper's website.

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