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At The Opera, Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1951-Cetra LP) June 2, 2018

  

Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, whose play El trovador had been the basis for Verdi's 1853 opera, Il trovatore.

Simon Boccanegra was first performed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 12, 1857. Given the complications of the original plot and the generally poor popular response - although the critical one was more encouraging - the opera dropped out of favour after 1866. Finally, 23 years later, Verdi's publisher persuaded the composer to revise the opera, with text changes to be prepared by Arrigo Boito, the librettist who aspired to work with the aging composer on a project which eventually became a new opera, Otello, but to which Verdi had not totally committed at that time.

The revised version of Simon Boccanegra, with the now-famous Council Chamber scene, was first performed at La Scala in Milan on March 24, 1881. It is this version which is the one most frequently performed today.

Cast:

Simon Boccanegra – Paolo Silveri

Maria – Antonietta Stella

Gabriele Adorno – Carlo Bergonzi

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli – conductor

Orchestra and Chorus of RAI

Cetra 1951

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:17 p.m.
Stella/Silveri/Bergonzi: Simon Boccanegra Cetra 1951 BUY RAI; Molinari-Pradelli, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
Verdi: La donna è mobile Rigoletto BUY London Philharmonic; Richard Bonynge, conductor
10:32 p.m.
Puccini: Quando men vò La Bohème BUY Berlin Phil.; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
10:35 p.m.
Mozart: Non più andrai Le nozze di Figaro 3.51 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
10:39 p.m.
Rossini: Largo al factotum Il barbiere di Siviglia BUY New Philharmonic; Edward Downes, conductor
10:44 p.m.
Verdi: Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus) Il trovatore BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Verdi
10:47 p.m.
Verdi: Di quella pira Il trovatore BUY RCA Italiana Opera Orch.; Giandrea Gavezzini, conductor
10:50 p.m.
Mozart: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja Die Zauberflöte BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
10:53 p.m.
Mozart: Là ci darem la mano Don Giovanni 3.23 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
11:00 p.m.
11:13 p.m.
Bizet: Vivat! Vivat le torero! ... Votre toast (Toreador Song) Carmen 6.58 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Bizet
11:20 p.m.
Puccini: Nessun dorma! Turandot BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Puccini
11:23 p.m.
Gounod: Ah, je veux vivre Roméo et Juliette 3.29 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Gounod
11:27 p.m.
Puccini: Signore, ascolta Turandot BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Puccini
11:29 p.m.
Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima L'elisir d'amore BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Donizetti
11:34 p.m.
Dvoark: Mêsí ku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon) Rusalka BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Dvoark
11:40 p.m.
Catalani: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana La Wally BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Catalani
11:45 p.m.
Leoncavallo: Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba Pagliacci BUY ; Predelli, conductor


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