Royal Opera

I due Foscari

In Cinemas 28, 29, 30 Nov & 3 Dec 2014
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Maria Agresta, Samuel Sakker
Giuseppe Verdi
Thaddeus Strassberger
Set Design
Kevin Knight
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.