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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi$
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Abramo Basevi and Stefano Castelvecchi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226094915

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001

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I Due Foscari

I Due Foscari

Chapter:
(p.57) 4 I Due Foscari
Source:
The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi
Author(s):

Abramo Basevi

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0005

This chapter analyzes Verdi's I due Foscari. The libretto by Piave was taken from the concept and plot of a tragedy by Byron. This opera leaves one with a feeling of melancholy that accords well with the plot. The effect is bolstered by the frequent use of the minor mode, which is in much greater evidence here than in the other operas examined in the preceding chapters.

Keywords:   Verdi, opera, Italian composers, Piave, libretto, Byron

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