The libretto with translation of I due Foscari is finally available on my website. Depressing stuff:(Evi. Sign in to reply. 11/25/03 OmbraRecds. – show quoted text -. I due Foscari, Verdi’s sixth opera, is one of his darkest and saddest. At its heart is a father’s Libretto. Francesco Maria Piave. Director. Thaddeus Strassberger. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi on a libretto of Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play The two Foscari by Lord Byron. First performed at the.

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She quickly demands to see the Doge, Jacopo’s father, but is told that she should pray for Jacopo’s freedom.

A messenger arrives to announce that the real murderer has confessed. Wikimedia Commons has media related to I due Foscari.


The Philharmonia Chor Wien Walter Zeh, chorus master completed the evening with a very good performance.

Nevertheless, it is Jacopo we encounter in Venice when the curtain rises. As it tolls a second time, Francesco recognizes that the end has come: Hodie Christus natus est. Characters Francesco Foscari, doge of Venice, eighty years old baritone libretot Jacopo Foscari, his son tenor ; Lucrezia Contarini, his wife soprano ; Jacopo Loredano, member of the Council of Ten basso ; Barbarigo, senator, member of the Junta tenor ; Pisana, friend and confident of Lucrezia soprano ; servant of the Council of Ten tenor ; servant of the doge basso ; members of the Council of Ten and the Junta, handmaidens of Lucrezia, Venetian ladies, townspeople and masks.


When Lucrezia enters and addresses him with the familiar title “Prince”, he declares “Prince! He dies almost as soon as he boards the ship. He concludes with the idea that “this opera remains one of the composer’s most intimate and introspective scores”, [14] but it is left to Roger Parker to sum it all up:.

Domingo stills remains a miracle — such marvelous singing and acting! The grief-stricken Doge expresses his feelings — Egli ora parte! Francesco and Jacopo essentially lament and plea.

Barbarigo brings him proof that his son was in fact innocent, while Lucrezia comes in to announce Jacopo’s death: During the past four years, there have been many musical and artistic centenary commemorations of the terrible human tragedies, inhumanities and utter madness of the First World War, but there can have been few that have evoked the turbulence and trauma of war – both past and present, in the abstract and in the particular – with such terrifying emotional intensity as this recital by Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano at the Barbican Hall.

They all enter the Chamber. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As Jacopo Foscari, Francesco Meli brought a warm voice, rich in color and with squillo to spare, to the role.

I due Foscari (Verdi, Giuseppe)

He is led out, followed by his wife and Pisana, and expresses his feelings for Lucrezia: There is no rose: He asks for his daughter-in-law to be brought in and gradually lays down the trappings of his office. At the same time, a new opera on the subject of Lorenzino de’ Medici, which Verdi proposed for the Teatro Argentina in Rome, was rejected by that house. Verdi had considered the Byron play as a subject as early as All composers Search composers Italian composers German composers Austrian composers French composers Foscaei composers Dud composers Russian composers.


Every aria sounded the same, no matter whether he expressed sadness, love, or anger — loud, emotionless, and monotone.

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Thaddeus Strassberger Set Designer: It distracts from the unity of the work. Jacopo, we learn, would rather die in Venice than live anyplace else. Marina Poplavskaya; Francesco Foscari: He did a wonderful job as conductor.

As the bell tolls again, he dies; Loredano notes that “I am paid. His Life and Works from He does so after brief resistance. A congenial partner was Guanqun Yu as his daughter-in-law Lucrezia Contarini. Sonoro at Kings Place The initial appeal of this festive programme by the chamber choir, Sonorowas the array of unfamiliar names nestled alongside titles libretyo familiar favourites from the carol repertoire.

The second performance 14th of August turned out to fosacri the better one. Upon receiving the libretto by mid-May, the composer sent a long series of letters to the librettist over several months instructing him on many points where changes were needed.

Ievgen Orlov; Jacopo Foscari:

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