Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: I Due Foscari

Here’s our quick and humorous overview of Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely-staged drama I Due Foscari which is this week’s LA Opera performance airing on Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon.


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In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Verdi’s 1844 drama I Due Foscari, based on the play The Two Foscari by Lord Byron.  Set in Venice in 1457, it’s the story of the decline and downfall of the long-serving Doge, Francesco Foscari, caught between his love for his family and the duties of the office he holds.  You can hear the LA Opera’s performance of I Due Foscari Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.