COC: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season opens with Verdi’s great opera Simon Boccanegra.

Simon’s election as the first Doge of Genoa is intended to unite the conflicted city.

For a time, it does, but the return of his long-lost daughter, Amelia ...

... exposes shifting political alliances and conspiracies that threaten to thrust the city back into chaos.

Soprano Tamara Wilson is terrific as Maria Boccanegra with a powerful, expressive voice.

Paolo Gavanelli plays a wonderful Doge of the city.

Simon Baccanegra plays on the following dates throughout April and into May.
April 11, 14, 22, 24, 28 @ 7:30 PM and April 18 @ 4:30 PM May 3 @ 2:00 PM Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (At University Ave.) Tickets: phone: 416 363-8231 or online by visiting

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