Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra
Airs Saturday, May 18 at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Season opens with Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (in Italian), a tale of political intrigue, lost love regained and ancient rivalries overcome. The production features Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Fiesco, Krassimira Stoyanova as Amelia, Frank Lopardo as Adorno, Quinn Kelsey as Paolo and Evan Boyer as Pietro. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and Elijah Moshinsky directs this production.