I due Foscari

Omer Meir Wellber conducts the premiere of Verdi’s opera “I due Foscari” on 24 January in Valencia with further performances on 27, 30 January, 2, 5 and 8 February. Directed by American Thaddeus Strassberger, the opera is a co-production of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Los Angeles Opera, Theater an der Wien and The Royal Opera London.


Verdi’s sixth opera, based on Lord Byron’s historical play, tells the story of an aging doge, Francesco Foscari (Plácido Domingo), torn between duty and love when his son Jacopo (Ivan Magri) is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. The cast also includes soprano Guanqun Yu in the role of Lucrezia Contarini.


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