Fernie Friends of Opera Presents: Simone Boccanegra
Set in 14th century Genoa, two men conspire to have Boccanegra named Doge of Genoa, while another, Fiesco, looks for a way to bring him down. Fiesco is disgusted with Boccanegra who seduced Fiesco’s daughter and whose illegitimate child died as an infant. Confusion grows when Boccanegra sets his sights on Amelia (who doesn’t love him) and, when the current Doge learns that Amelia is his long-lost daughter. Many regard this as one of Verdi‘s finest and most challenging operas.
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