Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present LA Opera's Off Grand in a special concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's The Two Foscari (I Due Foscari) on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo and Music Director James Conlon will join forces for this rarely performed early Verdi masterpiece.
Verdi based his opera The Two Foscari on Lord Byron's play of the same name, which was drawn from
historical events. It takes place in 15th-century Venice, an evocative setting that conceals a deadly web of
secret plots and vindictive rivalries. Caught in forces beyond his control, Francesco Foscari, the Doge of
Venice, is desperate to save his son Jacopo from the ruthless enemies who surround them. He struggles
with his duty as ruler and his devotion to his son, exiled from Venice for a crime he did not commit.