English Touring Opera presents Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra', a mature masterpiece and intimate drama. The story comes from the history of Genoa, for centuries a great maritime republic, and represents an impassioned plea for Italian unity. Verdi’s depiction of the shimmering Mediterranean is wonderful; so too are the characters he creates, from the rough-hewn buccaneer-turned-ruler (the title role, played by Craig Smith) to his spiteful adversary and father-in-law (Fiesco, Keel Watson); from the embittered traitor Paolo (Grant Doyle) to the idealistic Adorno (Charne Rochford).
- English Touring Opera
- Michael Rosewell
- Featured Artist:
- Craig Smith, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Keel Watson, Grant Doyle, Charne Rochford, Piotr Lempa