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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Kiri Te Kanawa in one of her most acclaimed stage roles.
The forces of La Scala Milan under Verdi specialist Sir Georg Solti.
One of Verdi's most beautiful and passionate operas, Simon Boccanegra is the story of the 14th Century Doge of Genoa, his heartbreaking discovery of the daughter he lost in infancy and his death by poison at the hands of the jealous Paulo.
"I certainly enjoyed my first hearing of the new performance ... the close and true Decca recording seems to suit this dark and taut work very well ... Paolo Coni makes a dark-toned and threatening Paolo (his voice is so firm and pleasing I would like to hear what he would have made of the title part) ... Aragall has done nothing better on
record than this bitingly clear, really Italianate Gabriele: he catches very well the impetuous, headstrong nature of the young nobleman, and is also able to fine away his big voice to the needs of his love duet with Amelia ... Aragall's rightly fierce and heroic singing is very much of an asset on the new Decca set".
- THE GRAMOPHONE, December 1989
Works on This Recording
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Leo Nucci (Baritone),
Paolo Coni (Baritone),
Paata Burchuladze (Bass),
Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor),
Giacomo Aragall (Tenor),
Anna Zoroberto (Soprano),
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Sir Georg Solti
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,
Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Written: 1857; Italy
Date of Recording: 12/1988
Venue: Salla Abanella, Milan
Length: 125 Minutes 13 Secs.
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