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GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)


Opera in one prologue and three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito
Second version : first performed in Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 24 March 1881
Éditions G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

New production Opéra de Lausanne, in coproduction with Théâtre National Slovène Maribor and Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari

Simon Boccanegra Roberto Frontali
Amelia Maria Katzarava
Jacopo Fiesco George Andguladze
Gabriele Adorno Andeka Gorrotxategi
Paolo Albiani Benoît Capt
Pietro Alexandre Diakoff
Capitano Tristan Blanchet
Une servante Myriam Bouhzada

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir
prepared by Salvo Sgrò

Conductor Stefano Ranzani
Director and set designer Arnaud Bernard
Costume designer Marianna Stránská
Lighting designer Patrick Méeüs
Assistant director Angela Saroglou
Assistant set designer Virgile Koering
Assistant costume designer Kamila Sarkova

Banners credits : set stage by Arnaud Bernard

Sunday 3 June 2018, 5PM
Wednesday 6
June 2018, 7PM
Friday 8
June 2018, 8PM
Sunday 10
June 2018, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 175.-

Simon Boccanegra, doge of Genoa, finds his daughter, who has been missing for twenty-five years, in the house of his enemy Fiesco. Between the conflicts that plague the country and the misunderstandings that reign between those who surround him, the doge's life is at risk. As he lays dying after being poisoned, the doge explains to all that Amelia is both his daughter and Fiesco's granddaughter, easing tensions. He designates Gabriele, his daughter's lover, as his successor, before he falls asleep forever.

Events around the production

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Pierre Michot
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Conference University of Lausanne

Thursday 24 May 2018, 5PM
Room 2064, Anthropole, UNIL
Speaker: Teresa Chevrolet
Free entrance
Information on www.unil.ch/lettres

Backstage tour around the shows

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6PM to 7:15PM
During this visit, participants will learn more about the production of the show, by discovering, for example, the sets and costumes. Tour is in French.
Entrance fee: CHF 15.-
Information and registration: 021 315 40 59 or isabelle.ravussin[at]lausanne.ch

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