Simon Boccanegra

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Simon Boccanegra
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Simon Boccanegra

Barcelona's splendid Liceu opera house welcomes back an old friend this month – Plácido Domingo returns to its stage to mark 50 years since his debut there. He'll be performing in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, a story of love, politics and freedom in 14th-century Genoa. The original version of Simon Boccanegra, which premiered in 1857, was poorly received by audiences due to its complicated plot – Verdi was eventually persuaded to revise it some 23 years later, and the result found much more success. The opera will have eight performances, but if you want to see Domingo, he will takes the lead role on April 23, 26 and 29. 

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