I due Foscari Digital Programme
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The Doge: a portrait in music
A portrait of the character of Doge Francesco Foscari, with selections from a recording of the opera.
Who was Francesco Foscari?
Verdi's opera, via Byron's play, is based on the real-life fifteenth century Doge of Venice. Explore the history of the man and his milieu.
Thaddeus Strassberger's I due Foscari opened at the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 14 October. Here are the first photographs of the performance
Sarah Quill Photographs
Exclusive to your Digital Programme, this gallery features a selection of exquisite photographs by renowned photographer of Venice, Sarah Quill
A dramatic setting
The action in Verdi's opera centres around the Ducal Palace in Venice. But what is it like to visit the palace today and walk in the footsteps of Doge Francesco Foscari himself? We explore the famous palace then and now.
Musical highlights: Jacopo and Lucrezia
Highlights from a recording of I due Foscari
Love, vengeance and death
Sarah Lenton on what to look forward to in Verdi's I due Foscari
Watch: Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Verdi's I due Foscari
A video from the interval films during the live cinema broadcast of I due Foscari on 27 October 2014
La Serenissima – Poetry and the City
Venice has inspired writers and artists for centuries. Here are a few of the results of that inspiration.
Director Thaddeus Strassberger
Director Thaddeus Strassberger introduces his production of I due Foscari in three short films exclusive to your Digital Programme
Watch: Plácido Domingo in conversation with Antonio Pappano
Plácido Domingo was interviewed by Antonio Pappano on 12 October, as part of a special In Conversation event that was live-streamed on the Royal Opera House website
A full synopsis of this production
Verdi and I due Foscari
Giuseppe Verdi and the composition of I due Foscari.
Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Opera staff
Production team, Conductor and principal singers for this production