Simon Boccanegra at Coliseum Theatre (Wed 08 Jun 11 – Sat 09 Jul 11)

Simon Boccanegra is a co-production with Bayerische Staatsoper and Munich – A tale of public feuds and private griefs, set against a backdrop of civil war, Simon Boccanegra is revered as one of Verdi’s most sublime, mature masterpieces. Featuring a major role for the ENO Chorus, the opera is conducted by ENO’s Olivier Award-winning Music Director, Edward Gardner. Award-winning young Russian director/designer Dmitri Tcherniakov makes his ENO debut with a production that launches a new partnership between ENO and the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. Leading Verdi baritone Bruno Caproni (ENO’s magisterial Nabucco) sings the title-role of the privateer-turned-politician, with Brindley Sherratt as Fiesco, the implacable foe who discovers, too late, the bonds of love that bind them.