The LA Opera on Air broadcasts return to Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, July 20, with a performance of The Two Foscari (I Due Foscari) by Giuseppe Verdi, with a libretto in Italian by Francesco Maria Piave, based on a historical play, The Two Foscari by Lord Byron. The performance will be sung in Italian and will run approximately two hours.

Plácido Domingo and conductor James Conlon join forces in a new production of this Verdi masterpiece. The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal a deadly web of secret plots and vindictive rivalries. Caught up in forces beyond their control, a father and son struggle to reclaim honor in a city that knows no mercy.

Plácido Domingo stars as a head of state, desperate to protect his son -- and himself -- from the ruthless enemies that surround them.

THE CAST
Barbarigo, A Senator: Ben Bliss
Jacopo Loredano: Ievegen Orlov
Officer of Council of Ten: Omar Crook
Jacopo Foscari: Francesco Meli
Lucrezia Contarini: Marina Poplavskaya
Pisana: Tracy Cox
Francesco Foscari: Plácido Domingo
Servant of the Doge: Hunter Phillips