Simon Boccanegra in Salzburg

From August 15 – 29, René Pape sings Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburger Festspiele. This opera is Verdi’s most personal, and certainly his darkest work, in which family and political conflicts clash inexorably.

Mr. Pape will share the stage with a formidable cast including Luca Salsi in the title role, Marina Rebeka as Amelia Grimaldi and  Charles Castronovo as Gabriele Adorno, with conductor Valery Gergiev leading at the pit.

A live performance of this opera is scheduled for broadcast on August 20 via Medici TV. A recording will also be broadcast on August 31 via ORF.