- Josella Ligi (Soprano)
- William Elvin (Bass Baritone)
- Paul Hudson (Bass)
- Andre Turp (Voice)
- Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
- Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Notes & Reviews:
"The differences between the two versions are most striking in the first half of the opera. The 1857 'Boccanegra' has a short instrumental prelude where the 1881 begins immediately with the Paolo-Pietro conversation. Amelia's Act 1 aria ended with a conventional cabaletta in 1857, and so did the Boccanegra-Amelia duet. The lively finale of the first act took place in a public square in Genoa. In 1881, the cabelettas were rewritten to become the opera's centerpiece." - Lucano, ARG
It's a fine addition to the catalogue that no Verdian should be without.
The sound is satisfyingly vivid and well balanced, and the performance under John Matheson is warmly idiomatic...Sesto Bruscantini (towards the end of his career) [is] as characterful as ever, with the voice still lyrical, set in striking contrast against the powerful Fiesco of the bass Gwynne Howell, singing magnificently.
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
- Performers: Josella Ligi (Soprano); William Elvin (Bass Baritone); Paul Hudson (Bass); Andre Turp (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Gwynne Howell (Bass)
- Conductor: John Matheson
- Ensemble: BBC Singers
- Running Time: 32 min. 34 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1857