The Royal Opera - Simon Boccanegra Reviews
6 July 2020
Hibla Gerzmava (Amelia), Thomas Hampson (Simon Boccanegra)
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Fiesco)
Russell Thomas (Gabriele Adorno), Hibla Gerzmava (Amelia)
Thomas Hampson (Simon Boccanegra)

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Simon Boccanegra

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 12

At the centre of the cast is Carlos Álvarez’s Simon
16 Nov 18 / Classical Source
On the whole this production fell flat dramatically
23 Jul 13 / Musical Criticism
Simone ad una voce
9 Jul 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Thomas Hampson sings with apparently effortless grace and power
6 Jul 13 / Express
A charmed revival, and a night in operatic heaven
4 Jul 13 / What's on Stage
Traditional Simon Boccanegra with lush, plush staging
1 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
Antonio Pappano conducts with his trademark combination of passion, sensitivity and attention to detail
30 Jun 13 / Music OMH
A marvellous evening
29 Jun 13 / Classical Source
Anyone who loves Verdian singing and electrifying drama should book now
29 Jun 13 / Opera Britannia
An uneven evening, rarely rising to the heights demanded by one of Verdi’s greatest creations
29 Jun 13 / The Stage
Faultlessly conducted
29 Jun 13 / The Guardian
Good vocal debuts, timeless revival classic, but hello, director?
28 Jun 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Hampson, Gerzmava, Furlanetto, Thomas, Platanias, Kim, Hickenbottom, Armit
(c) Pappano/Willis (d) Moshinsky
Performance dates
27 June, 1, 3, 10, 13, 16 July 2013
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