Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'Simon Boccanegra' premieres in Venice

Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'Simon Boccanegra' premieres in Venice

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The premiere of Verdi's opera, Simon Boccanegra, took place at Teatro La Fenice. It was praised for fidelity of the music and elegance of the orchestration by critics. Despite this, the opera itself was not a popular success, as it was not received warmly by the audience. Following this, Verdi himself assessed it as a fiasco.

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