Simon Boccanegra will prima on the evening of September 27 at the Wiener Staatsoper for a run of three performances. This is a revival of the production which was last seen opening Vienna in 2011 with Mr. Placido Domingo. Fortunately the Wiener Staatsoper is once more employing Mr. Thomas Hampson to star in the production. Of great interest is Mr. Joseph Calleja will finally make his Wiener Staatsoper debut as Gabrielle Adorno. COMMANDOpera is most pleased to hear of an artist waiting to sing at a great theatre only when a proper role is offered for one’s vocal instrument. Mr. Ferrucio Furlanetto returns as Fiesco, Miss Tamara Ivera is Amelia, and Mr. Adam Plachetka is Paolo. Maestro Alain Altinoglu is on the podium.
Mr. Hampson essays Simon Boccanegra Wiener Staatsoper 2000.