Repeats: Every Weekend
Academy of Music
240 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 9/22 8:00pm, 9/24 2:00pm, 9/29 8:00pm, 10/01 2:00pm
Fri, Sep 22 8:00pm Sun, Sep 24 2:00pm Fri, Sep 28 8:00pm Sun, Oct 1 2:00pm Approximately 3 hours including one 20-minute intermission New Production Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito Performed in Italian with English supertitles Part of Festival O23 A powerhouse cast and some of Verdi's most sumptuous music fuel this sweeping story that mixes political turmoil with poignant family drama. Baritone Quinn Kelsey stars as Simon Boccanegra, a leader coming into great power who must balance duty to his nation with his duties as a father after his long-lost daughter Amelia (soprano Ana María Martínez) reenters his life. Surrounded by poisonous rivals, can he be the man those who love him need him to be and survive the plots of those who hate him?