I due Foscari opened last night at the Theater an der Wien with the eternal Placido Domingo once again on Doge duty. Thaddeus Strassberger's staging should please traditionalists when it travels to Covent Garden this autumn.
Lavishly praised on its 2012 Los Angeles debut, the production seems to have garnered less enthusiasm in Vienna. "The staging emphasises the 'show' element" said one; "This tableau is not exactly vivant," said another.
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