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The Two Foscari
Los Angeles Opera, (213) 972-8001
A minor work like this 1844 Verdi opera needs “at least one star onstage to justify putting it on,” said The Hollywood Reporter. Happily, this production is justified. Plácido Domingo, playing a Venetian doge whose son has been convicted of murder, is a star that “still burns brightly.” What’s more, Francesco Meli and Maria Poplavskaya are clearly on the ascent.