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To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's bicentenary in 2013, C Major is proud to present the truly unique project, TUTTO VERDI: All 26 operas released on DVD and Blu-ray, together with his immortal Requiem and special documentary.
I due Foscari was Verdi's sixth opera and based on Lord Byron's play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.
[Leo] Nucci returns as the despairing Doge and is on stonking form, stealing the show shamelessly, especially in his act 3 aria 'Queste dunque è l'iniqua mercede', which is fantastically dispatched, and his death scene. Renzetti is... in charge of the pit and he and his cast make as good a case for the opera as the only other production I've seen, August Everding's for the Royal Opera. --Mark Pullinger, International Record Review
I purchased this disc in preparation before seeing this opera (with Placido Domingo in the title role) at the Opera House. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Firkins