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Simon Boccanegra at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia’s brings this rare Verdi gem to the Sydney Opera House this winter. Personal sacrifice meets political thriller in this vast opera by a master of the genre. Simon Boccanegra‘s extraordinary musical demands and sprawling story make it a rarity on the opera stage.

Boccanegra is a powerful man with a great tragedy in his past: 25 years earlier, his young lover died and their baby mysteriously disappeared. Just as he thinks he might have found his daughter, his enemies start to move against him. Personal sacrifice meets political thriller in this vast opera by a master of the genre. No composer rivals Verdi in his ability to draw the audience into complex political landscapes by telling intimate, personal stories. Grave duets, complex ensembles and majestic choruses reveal a world of intrigue and influence, where the past is never behind you and every friendly face could disguise an enemy.

Under the baton of conductor Renato Palumbo, a major cast including Barbara Frittoli, Diego Torre, George Petean and Giacomo Prestia come together to bring this masterpiece to the Sydney Opera House stage.

WHAT: Simon Boccanegra at the Sydney Opera House
WHEN: 26/07/2016 - 13/08/2016 (7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)
WHERE: Sydney Opera House

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