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Iconic Productions: The Two Foscari

The Two Foscari (2012); Photo: Robert Millard

The Two Foscari (2012); Photo: Robert Millard

Anticipating the 2013 celebrations surrounding the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, LA Opera opened its 2012/13 season with a new production of The Two Foscari starring Plácido Domingo. Rarely staged, Verdi’s opera explores themes of political power and family relationships, similar to his later work, Simon Boccanegra (which the company also staged that same season). Set in the languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice, the plot revolves around a father and son struggling to reclaim honor in a city that knows no mercy.

Can’t get enough Verdi? Check out the articles we’ve collected below and make sure you get your tickets to Verdi’s Macbeth, premiering this September.

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7 LA Opera Stage Costumes You Could Totally Wear To Comic-Con

1. Armored soldiers from Aida — who’s to say these aren’t right out of Game of  Thrones or 300?

Aida (2005); Photo: Robert Millard

Aida (2005); Photo: Robert Millard

2. Any of the Pagliacci clowns — whether you’re dressing as a riff on the new Joker from next year’s Suicide Squad Batman spin-off, or a classic homage to Killer Klowns From Outer Space everyone (meaning no one) loves a creepy clown.

Georgie Gagnidze as Tonio in Pagliacci (2015); Photo: Craig T. Mathew

Georgie Gagnidze as Tonio in Pagliacci (2015); Photo: Craig T. Mathew

3. One of the dancers in our 2007 production of Don Giovanni — just tell everyone you got a sneak peek at next season of American Horror Story and you’re good.

Don Giovanni (2007); Photo: Robert Millard

Don Giovanni (2007); Photo: Robert Millard

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