SIMON BOCCANEGRA

THE SLOVAK NATIONAL THEATRE

About performance

Opera in three acts with prologue, performed in Italian.

The Italian opera genius knew how to masterfully combine riveting personal drama with the wider political and social context in order to respond to the then current state to the world that surrounds him and to which he could not be artistically indifferent. The theme of the struggle for unity in the historically hard-hit Italy became the defining idea of several of his works.

In Simon Boccanegra the theme is significantly enriched by the contradictory relationship of power and the price paid for human fate. The musical drama takes place in the wealthy Genoa and impresses with its rich poetic chiaroscuro, which is only momentarily clarified by brighter sound and colours. As in Il Trovatore - which was created based on the dramatic models by the same Spanish author Antonio García Gutiérrez - a sultry tension soaked atmosphere prevails and the plot tension does not allow the central protagonist room to breath right until the very end of this tense drama. The original 1857 form of the work was reworked by Verdi in 1881 in collaboration with composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, this version of the work lives on on today's opera stages.

Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins

Production team

Musical Preparation Martin Leginus
Conductors Martin Leginus
Directed by Marián Chudovský
Choirmaster Pavel Procházka
Set Jaroslav Valek
Costumes Peter Čanecký
Dramaturge Pavol Smolík

Cast

Simon Boccanegra Anton Keremidtchiev, Sergej Tolstov, Daniel Čapkovič
Jacopo Fiesco Jozef Benci, Peter Mikuláš
Paolo Albiani Daniel Čapkovič, František Ďuriač, Filip Tůma
Amelia Grimaldi Eva Hornyáková, Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová, Adriana Kohútková
Gabriele Adorno Tomáš Juhás, Kyungho Kim, Ľudovít Ludha
Pietro Ján Galla, Boris Prýgl
Captain Maxim Kutsenko, Jiří Zouhar

Ticket prices

1.Category 35 €
2.Category 25 €
3.Category 17 €
4.Category 10 €
Student, pensioner, ISIC, ITIC, Euro 26 ---
Disabled, Disabled Assistant --
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