31st October

Concert will begin at 18:04 hours GMT

Historic recording: Verdi's 'I due foscari' with Derksen, Lega, Gulin and Trama from Amsterdam

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Verdi's 'I due foscari' is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on a historical play, The Two Foscari by Lord Byron. The story included criticism of actions of the Republic of Venice, which was offensive to the great families of Venice that had governed the Republic, including the extant Foscari family. Performers:

Francesco Fóscari: Jan Derksen.
Jácopo Fóscari: Luigi Lega.
Lucrezia: Angeles Gulin.
Loredano: Ugo Trama.
Barbarigo: Cor Niessen.
Pisana: Adriana Hali.

Netherlands Radio Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Fulvio Vernizzi.

Recorded 6 December 1968.

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