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I due Foscari (The two Foscari)

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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 25 February to 25 March 2016
Giuseppe Verdi

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

Students of the Academy's Ballet School

New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 2 hours 25 minutes intermission included


Michele Mariotti (25 Feb. , 1, 4, 9, 12, 15, 18, 22 Mar)

Michele Gamba ( 25 Mar)

Staging and sets Alvis Hermanis
Costumes Kristīne Jurjāne
Lights Gleb Filshtinsky
Choreography Alla Sigalova
Video Ineta Sipunova
Dramatist Olivier Lexa


Francesco Foscari

Plácido Domingo (25 Feb.; 1, 4, 9, 12 Mar.)

Luca Salsi (15, 18, 22, 25 Mar.)

Jacopo Foscari Francesco Meli
Lucrezia Contarini Anna Pirozzi
Jacopo Loredano Andrea Concetti
Barbarigo Edoardo Milletti
Pisana Chiara Isotton
Foot soldier Azer Rza-Zade*

Till Von Orlowsky* (25 Feb.; 9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25 Mar.)

Modestas Sedlevičius* ( 1, 4 Mar.)

*Students of the Teatro alla Scala Academy


The opera will be broadcast on 25 February on Servus TV at 8:15pm, on Classica Italia at 8:30pm, on Classica International at 9pm. 



After Simon Boccanegra, Plácido Domingo faces another major paternal role, with which he has already enjoyed great success in London. This new production sees the return to La Scala of director Alvis Hermanis that the Milanese audience has already had the opportunity to appreciate for his staging of Die Soldaten. Hermanis has already been to Venice to explore in more depth the story of the Foscari family. The musical part is entrusted to one of the finest Italian conductors, Michele Mariotti, and a vocal cast that includes, alongside Domingo, Francesco Meli, one of today’s most interesting tenors who will be on his second title of the Season, and the young soprano Anna Pirozzi, who came to international attention with a replacement in the Nabucco conducted by Riccardo Muti in Salzburg. With the La Scala debut of this young singer, the precise will is that of promoting new Italian voices, which is also confirmed by the presence of the baritone Luca Salsi, the new star of the Metropolitan, who will alternate with Domingo in some performances.