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Verdi: I due Foscari - Plácido Domingo at La Scala

In his ‘new life’ as a baritone, Plácido Domingo has triumphed in Los Angeles, London and Vienna. Now he takes the role of Francesco Foscari to La Scala, Milan, the theatre that is the symbol of Italian opera.

  • Verdi: I due Foscari | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Verdi: I due Foscari © C Major Entertainment

  • Verdi: I due Foscari  | Copyright: © Brescia Amisano C Teatro alla Scala

    Verdi: I due Foscari © Brescia Amisano C Teatro alla Scala

  • Verdi: I due Foscari  | Copyright: © Brescia Amisano C Teatro alla Scala

    Verdi: I due Foscari © Brescia Amisano C Teatro alla Scala

I due Foscari, premiered in 1844, famously one of Verdi’s darkest operas, is staged by Alvis Hermanis. The Latvian director brought this Venetian play of intrigues, now complete with period costume, and without breaks, to the stage of the Teatro alla Scala. Domingo is joined by two of Italy’s most exciting singers, the soprano Anna Pirozzi and the tenor Francesco Meli, and the acclaimed Italian conductor Michele Mariotti.

This performance will be remembered especially due to the star casting of the role of Francesco Foscari: Plácido Domingo, who is currently 76 years old, lends further credibility to the role with his unmistakable timbre. A role which seems to be perfectly tailored for him. The Financial Times was deeply moved by Domingo’s performance, calling his interpretation “sublime”.

BONUS Ioan Holender interviews Plácido Domingo on the occasion of I Due Foscari at La Scala in Milan.

Original title Verdi: I due Foscari
Genre Opera
Recording location Teatro alla Scala, 2016
Duration 138 mins (122' Opera + 16' Bonus)
Production Company A production of UNITEL CLASSICA, Servus TV in co-production with Fondazione Teatro alla Scala
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Teatro alla Scala
Conductor Michele Mariotti
Choir Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Stage Director Alvis Hermanis
Soloist Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Anna Pirozzi, Chiara Isotton, Andrea Concetti

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