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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Levine, Pieczonka, Giordani, Domingo, Morris, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 80664  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoMarcello GiordaniAdrianne PieczonkaJames Morris
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco from February 6, 2010 featuring the return of legendary tenor Plácido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. Also starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra’s long-lost daughter Amelia and featuring Marcello Giordani and James Morris. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

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"Mr. Domingo...sounded liberated as Boccanegra...when he dipped into the lower baritone register, he had to fortify his sound with chesty, sometimes leathery power... this was some of his freshest singing in years. The Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka was splendid, singing with clear, shimmering, pitch-perfect sound and lovely
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Works on This Recording

1. Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Marcello Giordani (Tenor), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano),
James Morris (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: February 6, 2010 
Venue:  Metropolitan Opera, New York 

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