Returning to one of his favorite, signature roles, Thomas Hampson stars in concert performances of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra that will be recorded for future release on Decca.  With Hampson in the title role, and a vibrant cast including Kristine Opolais, Carlo Colombara, Joseph Calleja and Luca Pisaroni, the performances on April 13 and 17 with the Vienna Symphony will be conducted by Massimo Zanetti at Vienna’s famed Konzerthaus.  Hampson comments, “I am very grateful that Decca and I have been able to put together this concert recording of Boccanegra.  Zanetti is a friend and a great conductor, and I’m thrilled to be able to record this opera that has meant so much to my life and career.”

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