I due Foscari (The Two Foscari) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on a historical play, The Two Foscari by Lord Byron.
After his success with Ernani, Verdi received a commission from Rome's Teatro Argentina and he went to work with Piave in considering two subjects, one of which eventually became this opera. I due Foscari was given its premiere performance in Rome on 3 November 1844 and was generally quite successful, although not on the scale of Ernani, which remained Verdi's most popular opera until Il trovatore in 1853.
Performances & Interviews
- Verdi: I Due Foscari - Opera Guidehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txfdy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txfdy.jpg2014-03-13T15:34:00.000ZA guide to Verdi's I Due Foscari featuring Sarah Lenton, Flora Willson and Roger Parker.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01txfqw
Verdi: I Due Foscari - Opera GuideA guide to Verdi's I Due Foscari featuring Sarah Lenton, Flora Willson and Roger Parker.