Verdi

Arts and Humanities
11:32 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Verdi! Kentucky Opera Gives His Seldom-Seen 'Simon Boccanegra' a New Look

Design sketch of the Kentucky Opera's new production of "Simon Boccanegra."
Credit Kentucky Opera

Giuseppe Verdi turned 200 last month. To celebrate his bicentennial birthday, the Kentucky Opera is staging a brand-new production of the Italian composer's infrequently-produced "Simon Boccanegra," an opera about the intersection of populist politics and familial intrigue.

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