May 2013 Premier of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

May 2013 Premier of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra

The new season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago begins on May 18, 2013.

5/18    Verdi:  Simon Boccanegra (in Italian)

The intriguing plot unfolds in the incendiary atmosphere of 14th-century Genoa. The music, both hair-raisingly dramatic and sublimely beautiful, illuminates explosive, primary-color emotionslove, jealousy, rage, remorse. At the center is the noble, passionate, desperately conflicted Boccanegra, Doge of Genoa; you’ll be riveted by his violent conflict with his enemy, the nobleman Fiesco (and their reconciliation will break your heart). We know you'll agree with Lyric’s leading man, world-renowned Thomas Hampson, who considers Simon Boccanegra "truly one of the greatest operas ever written."


Boccanegra              Thomas Hampson

Fiesco                        Ferruccio Furlanetto

Amelia                       Krassimira Stoyanova

Adorno                       Frank Lopardo

Paolo                          Quinn Kelsey

Pietro                          Evan Boyer