Saturday at noon
Being a great tenor might be a younger man’s work, but being a great artist takes on a character all its own. The remarkable career of Plácido Domingo just keeps ascending; the 71-year-old Spanish opera star fills his time as general director of the LA Opera, conducting all over the world; he also continues to add roles to his long list of accolades, now not so much as a tenor, but as a baritone.
“…the role might have been written just for him — almost as if Verdi had a 71-year-old former tenor in in mind.”
—David Gregson, Opera West
In this week’s Saturday opera broadcast, Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of an early Verdi masterpiece “I due Foscari.” Recorded in September of 2012 in Los Angeles, the production presents languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice which conceal a deadly web of secret plots and vindictive rivalries. Caught up in forces beyond their control, a father (played by Domingo) and son (Francesco Meli) struggle to reclaim honor in a city that knows no mercy.