Opera Cheat Sheet: I Due Foscari
July 19, 2013 11:07:00 am
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.