Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

Royal Opera House

  • Booking until: Monday, 10 December 2018
  • Running time: 3 hours
Simon Boccanegra description

The dashing corsair Simon Boccanegra and Maria, daughter of the nobleman Jacopo Fiesco, have fallen in love and had an illegitimate daughter. The child has disappeared from her foster-home. Boccanegra returns to Genoa to break the news to Maria, and learns of her death as a crowd, led by the plebeian Paolo Albiani, proclaim him Doge of Genoa.

Twenty-five years later, Boccanegra meets an orphaned woman called Amelia Grimaldi, and discovers that she is his long-lost daughter. Father and daughter are overjoyed to find each other - but their happiness is short-lived. Genoese aristocrats, including Amelia's lover Gabriele Adorno, are planning a rebellion, and Boccanegra's own advisor Paolo has turned against him…

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB (venue info)

Royal Opera House Directions

Important information

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

The performance lasts about 3 hours, including one interval

Performance Times
Mon 19:30
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu -
Fri -
Sat 19:30
Sun -
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB Simon Boccanegra Cast