Royal Opera

I due Foscari

In Cinemas 28, 29, 30 Nov & 3 Dec 2014
Conductor
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Maria Agresta, Samuel Sakker
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Thaddeus Strassberger
Set Design
Kevin Knight
Duration
2h49, including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 27 Oct 2014

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role, that of Francesco Foscari, a despairing father torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city. Based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice, this taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, newly presented in an acclaimed staging by American director Thaddeus Strassberger. It is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

The captured live cinema screening will be presented by actor, writer and broadcaster, Stephen Fry.

Royal Opera

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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