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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / De Fabritiis, Cappuccilli, Ricciarelli

Verdi / Cappuccilli / Ricciarelli / Ghiaurov
Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4484  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giorgio MerighiKatia RicciarelliPiero CappuccilliNicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A magnificent production with a stellar cast led by Piero Cappuccilli, Katia Ricciarelli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Giorgio Merighi. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Oliviero De Fabritiis in this 1976 performance from Tokyo, presented in the “Lirica Italiana” series. Embedded Japanese subtitles with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 142 min., Color, mono, 4:3, All regions.

Simon Boccanegra
Opera in Three Acts and a Prologue
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Montanelli
(with revisions for the 1881 version by Arrigo Boito)

Simon Boccanegra: Piero Cappuccilli
Amelia: Katia Ricciarelli
Gabriele Adorno: Giorgio
Read more Merighi
Jacopo Fiesco: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Paolo Albiani: Lorenzo Saccomani
Pietro: Paolo Mazzotta
Ancella: Scilly Fortunato
Capitano: Pietro di Vietri

NHK Symphony Orchestra
Union of Japan Professional Choruses
Oliviero de Fabritiis, conductor

Stage director: Bruno Nofri

Live Performance, September 26, 1976
NHK Hall, Tokyo Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giorgio Merighi (Tenor), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 

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