Simon Boccanegra_Madrid_Gheorghiu/Domingo/Furlanetto/Giordani_22.07.2010

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Melodramma in a prologue and three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito (revised version at 1881), after Antonio García Gutiérrez's paly Simon Boccanegra
Production of Teatro Real (2002)
Teatro Real Resident Chours
Teatro Real Resident Orchestra
Teatro Real is restaging its own production by Giancarlo del Monaco, which was premièred in 2002, to close the thirteenth season after its reinauguration with two casts of promising brilliance, the highlights among whom are the Albanian Inva Mula in the role of Amelia Grimaldi (one of the audience’s best-loved sopranos, whom she has captivated with her delicate performances of Mimì in La Bohème, Violetta in La Traviata or Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann) and the Romanian Angela Gheorghiu (who will finally make her stage début at Teatro Real in a role with which she has recently triumphed at the Metropolitan in New York and Covent Garden in London), the baritone from Georgia Geroge Gagnidze, and Plácido Domingo who, true to his annual appointment with audiences in Madrid, could not resist joining in in the magnificent leading role. The above will be accompanied by other names that are a full guarantee of success, such as the tenors Roberto Aronica and Marcello Giordani in the role of Gabriele Adorno or the basses Giacomo Prestia and Ferruccio Furlanetto in the role of Fiesco.
Conductor: Jesús López Cobos
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Simon Boccanegra: Plácido Domingo
Amelia Grimaldi: Angela Gheorghiu
Japoco Fiesco: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Gabriele Adorno: Marcello
Paolo Albiani: Ángel Ódena
Pietro: Miguel Ángel Zapater
Un capitán: Kostantyn Andrejev
Una doncella de Amelia: Beatriz de Gálvez
Marcelo Giordani, Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Ferruccio Furlanetto

Marcelo Giordani
Ferrucio Furlanetto
Angela Gheorghiu
Placido Domingo

The conductor, Jesus Lopez Cobos, in between Domingo and Gheorghiu

And some backstage door photos

Angela & Placido :)

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