Based on a historical play, THE TWO FOSCARI by Lord Byron.
After his success with "Ernani," Verdi received a commission from Rome's Teatro Argentina and he went to work with Piave in considering two subjects, one of which eventually became this opera. I DUE FOSCARI was given its premiere performance in Rome on 3 November 1844 and was generally quite successful, although not on the scale of "Ernani," which remained Verdi's most popular opera until "Il trovatore" in 1853.
This I DUE FOSCARI at La Scala Theatre in Milano has been praised by The Financial Times as “the definitive Francesco”, Placido Domingo portrays a father anguished by a political responsibility to exile his only surviving son.
This production from the legendary Teatro alla Scala (Milan) is conducted by one of the finest Italian conductors in opera today, Michele Mariotti.
- Director: Alvis Hermanis
- Country: Italy
- Genre: Opera
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 02:09:00
- imdb Score: 0.0/10 (0 votes)
- Language: Italian
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Placido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Anna Pirozzi