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Jul. 13 2016

08/06/16 – The Two Foscari – 1pm

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The Two Foscari

  • BY GIUSEPPE VERDI
  • Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
  • Based on the historical play by Lord Byron
  • SUNG IN ITALIAN
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OVERVIEW

Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of this Verdi masterpiece. 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.

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

Production made possible by a generous gift from the Milan Panic Family.
Special additional funding from Barbara Augusta Teichert.

CAST

BARBARIGO, Ben Bliss† A SENATOR
JACOPO LOREDANO, Ievgen Orlov* A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF TEN
OFFICER OF Omar Crook* THE COUNCIL OF TEN
JACOPO FOSCARI, Francesco Meli* THE DOGE’S SON
LUCREZIA CONTARINI, Marina Poplavskaya HIS WIFE
PISANA, Tracy Cox† HER CONFIDANTE
FRANCESCO FOSCARI, Plácido Domingo DOGE OF VENICE
SERVANT OF THE DOGE Hunter Phillips*†

Creative team

CONDUCTOR
James Conlon
DIRECTOR
Thaddeus Strassberger*
SET DESIGNER
Kevin Knight
COSTUME DESIGNER
Mattie Ullrich*
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Bruno Poet*
CHORUS DIRECTOR
Grant Gershon
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR
Bruno Cinquegrani
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Trevore Ross
STAGE MANAGER
Lyla Forlani
MUSICAL PREPARATION
Susanna Lemberskaya
Audrey Saint-Gil
Nino Sanikidze
PROMPTER
Nino Sanikidze
IN ITALIAN
Two hours and 55 minutes, including two intermissions.

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