Notes and Editorial Reviews
Simon Boccanegra (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Anna Tomowa-Sintow · Vasile Moldoveanu Sherrill Milnes · Paul Plishka
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Produced by Tito Capobianco / Directed by Brian Large
DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4403 |G|H|
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
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