Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Levine, Milnes, Tomowa-Sintow

Release Date: 5/13/2008
Catalog Number: B001099509
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: James Levine
Number of Discs: 1

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Simon Boccanegra (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)

Anna Tomowa-Sintow · Vasile Moldoveanu Sherrill Milnes · Paul Plishka
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine

Produced by Tito Capobianco / Directed by Brian Large

DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4403 |G|H|
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/German/French/English/Spanish/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

* This live production from the MET from 1984 of one of Verdi's finest and most challenging operas was conducted by Maestro James Levine and directed by Brian Large.
* An all star cast led by Sherrill Milnes - widely hailed as the supreme Verdi baritone - in the title role and Anna Tomowa-Sintow as Amelia Grimaldi.

R E V I E W S:

“Baritone Sherrill Milnes … gave a superb portrayal of the troubled Doge Simon, an his canny underplaying of the part was cause of deep admiration.” -- New York Daily News

“Paul Plishka was a strong Fiesco…” -- New York Daily News

"The set, costumes and lighting are superb." -- New York Times

"…Levine’s conducting serves Verdi magnificently; from the exquisite instrumental delicacy of the Act I prelude to the sweeping grandeur of the final ensemble.” -- New York Magazine
Works on This Recording
1. Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Paul Plishka (Bass), Vasile Moldoveanu (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
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