Simon Boccanegra

Simon Shibambu as Pietro (c) ROH 2018. Photography by Clive Barda
Clive Barda / ROH/WFMT

Airs Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera Series with nine productions from The Royal Opera House in Partnership with the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC. This week we present Simon Boccanegra (in Italian) by Giuseppe Verdi.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 9, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, starring Plácido Domingo in the title role of the Doge of Genoa, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. The legendary duo has worked together many times over the past four decades, including Domingo’s Met role debut as Boccanegra in 2010 – his first appearance in baritone repertoire with the company.