Verdi's I due Foscari

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Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new Los Angeles Opera production of this Verdi rarity. The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal a deadly web of secret plots and vindictive rivalries. Caught up in forces beyond their control, a father and son struggle to reclaim honor in a city that knows no mercy.

Plácido Domingo stars as a head of state, desperate to protect his son -- and himself -- from the ruthless enemies that surround them.

This was a co-production with Palau de la Música (Valencia), Theater an der Wien (Vienna) and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London).

CAST:

Barbarigo, A Senator
 Ben Bliss
Jacopo Loredano  Ievegen Orlov
Officer of Council of Ten Omar Crook
Jacopo Foscari  Francesco Meli
Lucrezia Contarini Marina Poplavskaya
Pisana   Tracy Cox
Francesco Foscari Placido Domingo
Servant of the Doge Hunter Phillips

CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Thaddeus Strassberger
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
  & CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon