Verdi: I Due Foscari

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Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari), Anna Pirozzi (Lucrezia Contarini), Chiara Isotton (Pisana), Andrea Concetti (Jacopo Loredano), Edoardo Milletti (Barbarigo)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Michele Mariotti, Alvis Hermanis (dir.)

In his ‘new life’ as a baritone Plácido Domingo has triumphed in the role of Francesco Foscari in Los Angeles, London and Vienna. Now he takes to the role in La Scala, Milan, the theatre that is the symbol of Italian opera. I due Foscari, premiered in 1844, famously one of Verdi’s darkest operas, is staged by Alvis Hermanis, who made such an impact at the Salzburg Festival with Die Soldaten and Il trovatore. Domingo is joined by two of Italy’s most exciting singers, the soprano Anna Pirozzi and the tenor Francesco Meli, and the acclaimed Italian conductor Michele Mariotti. The Financial Times was deeply moved by Domingo’s performance, calling his interpretation of the role ‘sublime’.

BONUS Ioan Holender interviews Plácido Domingo on the occasion of I Due Foscari at La Scala in Milan

SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese BONUS: English, German BOOKLET: English, German, French TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 138 mins (Opera 122’/ Bonus 16’)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 742008

(DVD Video)

$12.25

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari), Anna Pirozzi (Lucrezia Contarini), Chiara Isotton (Pisana), Andrea Concetti (Jacopo Loredano), Edoardo Milletti (Barbarigo)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Michele Mariotti, Alvis Hermanis (dir.)

In his ‘new life’ as a baritone Plácido Domingo has triumphed in the role of Francesco Foscari in Los Angeles, London and Vienna. Now he takes to the role in La Scala, Milan, the theatre that is the symbol of Italian opera. I due Foscari, premiered in 1844, famously one of Verdi’s darkest operas, is staged by Alvis Hermanis, who made such an impact at the Salzburg Festival with Die Soldaten and Il trovatore. Domingo is joined by two of Italy’s most exciting singers, the soprano Anna Pirozzi and the tenor Francesco Meli, and the acclaimed Italian conductor Michele Mariotti. The Financial Times was deeply moved by Domingo’s performance, calling his interpretation of the role ‘sublime’.

BONUS Ioan Holender interviews Plácido Domingo on the occasion of I Due Foscari at La Scala in Milan

SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese BONUS: English, German BOOKLET: English, German, French TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 138 mins (Opera 122’/ Bonus 16’)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major - 742104

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $35.50

Special: $32.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House September 2015


Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari) & Maria Agresta (Lucrezia Contarini), Maurizio Muraro (Jacopo Loredano), Samuel Sakker (Barbarigo), Rachel Kelly (Pisana), Lee Hickenbottom (Fante), Dominic Barrand (Servant)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Thaddeus Strassberger (director)

Plácido Domingo takes on the role of the tragic Francesco Foscari, Doge of Venice, in Verdi’s potent and dramatic opera of family loyalties and political intrigue. Thaddeus Strassberger’s powerful setting explores the corruption lurking beneath the opulent display of the Venetian court, with spectacular sets and stunning Renaissance-style costumes designed by Kevin Knight and Mattie Ullrich. Tenor Francesco Meli sings Francesco Foscari’s son Jacopo, unjustly accused of treason and forced to appeal to his father’s mercy, with soprano Maria Agresta as Jacopo’s courageous wife Lucrezia, determined to free him at any cost. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts one of Verdi’s most striking early scores.

Running time: 122 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Domingo’s vital engagement in a role in which signs of his vocal age work to his advantage makes his central contribution a considerable achievement” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OA1207D

(DVD Video)

$29.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House September 2015


Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari) & Maria Agresta (Lucrezia Contarini), Maurizio Muraro (Jacopo Loredano), Samuel Sakker (Barbarigo), Rachel Kelly (Pisana), Lee Hickenbottom (Fante), Dominic Barrand (Servant)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Thaddeus Strassberger (director)

Plácido Domingo takes on the role of the tragic Francesco Foscari, Doge of Venice, in Verdi’s potent and dramatic opera of family loyalties and political intrigue. Thaddeus Strassberger’s powerful setting explores the corruption lurking beneath the opulent display of the Venetian court, with spectacular sets and stunning Renaissance-style costumes designed by Kevin Knight and Mattie Ullrich. Tenor Francesco Meli sings Francesco Foscari’s son Jacopo, unjustly accused of treason and forced to appeal to his father’s mercy, with soprano Maria Agresta as Jacopo’s courageous wife Lucrezia, determined to free him at any cost. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts one of Verdi’s most striking early scores.

Running time: 122 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Domingo’s vital engagement in a role in which signs of his vocal age work to his advantage makes his central contribution a considerable achievement” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7197D

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari, Doge di Venezia), Roberto De Biasio (Jacopo Foscari ), Tatiana Serjan (Lucrezia Contarini), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano), Gregory Bonfatti (Barbarigo), Marcella Polidori (Pisana), Mauro Buffoli (Fante), Allessandro Bianchini (Servo del Doge)

Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus, Donato Renzetti

C Major - 726902

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Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Staged by Joseph Franconi Lee at the Parma Festival 2009


Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari), Roberto De Biasio (Jacopo Foscari), Tatiana Serjan (Lucrezia Contarini), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano)

Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Regio Di Parma, Donato Renzetti

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.

Picture Format: 16:9, HD

Sound Format: DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0

Running Time: 125 mins (opera 115mins)

Booklet: English, German, French

Subtitles: Italian (original language),

English, German, French, Spanish,

Chinese, Korean, Japanese

“Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen...with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo” Opera Now ****

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major TUTTO VERDI - 721008

(DVD Video)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Staged by Joseph Franconi Lee at the Parma Festival 2009


Leo Nucci (Francesco Foscari), Roberto De Biasio (Jacopo Foscari), Tatiana Serjan (Lucrezia Contarini), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano)

Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Regio Di Parma, Donato Renzetti

Released for the first time on Blu-ray

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.

Sound Format: Blu-ray: DTS-HD MA 5.01 PCM 2.0

Running Time: 125 mins (opera 115mins)

Booklet: English, German, French

Subtitles: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

“ Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen...with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo.” Opera Now ****

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major TUTTO VERDI - 721104

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Leyla Gencer (Lucrezia), Mirto Picchi (Jacopo), Gian Giacomo Guelfi (Francesco Foscari), Alessandro Maddalena (Jacopo Loredano), Ottorino Begali (Barbarigo), Marisa Salimbene (Pisana), Augusto Veronese (Fante del consiglio de' dieci), Servo del Doge (Uberto Scaglione)

Orchestra della Teatro La Fenice, Tullio Serafin

Recorded 31st December 1957

Myto - MCD00123

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.50

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Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Renato Bruson (Francesco Foscari), Nicola Martinucci (Jacopo Foscari), Lorenza Canepa (Lucrezia Contarini), Armando Caforio (Jacopo Loredano), Redente Comacchio (Barbarigo), Maria Gabriella Onesti (Pisana), Aurelio Faedda (Fante del Consiglio de' Dieci), Bruno Marangoni (Servo de Doge)

Orchestra e Coro della Teatro Regio di Torino, Maurizio Arena

Nuova Era - 232474

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Verdi: I due Foscari

Verdi: I due Foscari


Renato Bruson (Francesco Foscari), Alberto Cupido (Jacopo Foscari) , Linda Roark-Strummer (Lucrezia Contarini), Luigi Roni (Loredano), Renato Cazzaniga (Barbarigo), Monica Tagliasacchi (Pisana), Aldo Bottion (Fante), Aldo Bramante (Doge's Servant)

Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Renato Bruson takes the role of the Venetian Doge - Francesco Foscari - in Verdi's dark, three-act tragedy based on a drama by Lord Byron set in 15th century Venice. Gianandrea Gavazzeni directs the 1988 La Scala production of a work that is hailed among the best of Verdi's early operas, and that led him to a career of operatic immortality.

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 115 MINS
SOUND: DOLBY STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Opus Arte La Scala Collection - OALS3007D

(DVD Video)

$11.75

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