Concert will begin at 23:30 hours GMT
Met's encore stream: Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra' with Giordani, Domingo and Morris from New York
Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra' is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. Paolo Albiani, a plebeian, tells his ally Pietro that in the forthcoming election of the Doge, his choice for the plebeian candidate is Simon Boccanegra. Boccanegra arrives and is persuaded to stand when Paolo hints that if Boccanegra becomes Doge, the aristocratic Jacopo Fiesco will surely allow him to wed his daughter Maria. When Boccanegra has gone, Paolo gossips about Boccanegra's love affair with Maria Fiesco – Boccanegra and Maria have had a child, and the furious Fiesco has locked his daughter away in his palace.
Performers: Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, Plácido Domingo, James Morris.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra.
Recorded 6 February 2010.