Annotation:This guide includes the following information for each of this season's operas: story, history, composer, librettist, vocal requirements, production, running time, previous casts, and pronunciations.
Annotation:Text by Francesco Maria Piave and English version by Mary Ellis Peltz. Based on the drama by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez with modifications by Arrigo Boito.
Annotation:The complete opera sung in Italian. Essays on the opera in German, English, French, and Italian, and libretto, with German, English, and French translations.
Annotation:The chapter on Simon Boccanegra includes a brief background, cast of characters, and synopsis.