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Orchestra, Coro e Compagnia di Balletto del Teatro di San Carlo, Naples Conducted by Nello Santi
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Recorded live from the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples
Francesco Foscari: Leo Nucci
Jacopo Foscari: Vincenzo La Scola
Lucrezia Contarini: Alexandrina Pendatchanska
Jacopo Loredano: Danilo Rigosa
Barbarigo: Leopoldo Lo Sciuto
Pisana: Birgit Eger
Fante del Consiglio dei Dieci: Daniele Zanfardino
Servo del Doge: Giuseppe Zecchillo
Stage Designer: Raimund Bauer
Choreography: Heinz Spoerli
Costume Designer: Jorge Jara
Lighting Designer: Jürgen Hoffmann
Directed by: Werner Düggelin
TV Production: Progetto Italia
Sound Engineer: Valter B. Neri
Editor: Massimo Betti
Video Director: Giorgio Abballe
Executive Producer: Cesare Bonamico
Video Aspect Ration: 16:9 | Disc Format: DVD 9 | Sound Tracks: 1. LPCM Stereo 2. Dolby Digital 5.1 3. DTS 5.1 | Subtitles (video clips): English, German, French, Italian, Spanish | Booklet: English, German, French | Total Playing Time: 114 minutes.
A sombre lagoon drama based on a tragedy by Lord Byron: I Due Foscari is among the later re-discovered operas by Verdi. The present live recording is of a Zurich production, performed at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in November 2000.
The celebrated leading singers are Leo Nucci and Vincenzo La Scola as Doge Francesco Foscari and his son Jacopo as well as Alexandrina Pendatchanska as Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia, conducted by Nello Santi.
Werner Düggelin (producer), Raimund Bauer (stage) and Jorge Jara (costumes) create a calm, clear ambience, in which the heartbreaking tragedy unfolds.
Works on This Recording
I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Written: 1844; Italy
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