Starting in its new season, Los Angeles Opera is to begin to roll out a new program, titled L.A. Opera Off Grand, that seeks to bring productions to parts of Southern California that are far afield from downtown.
As part of that initiative, the company has scheduled a concert version of Verdi's "The Two Foscari," starring Placido Domingo, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
The production is scheduled for Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m., at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It will feature Domingo in the role of Francesco Foscari, and will be conducted by L.A. Opera music director James Conlon, who will lead the company's orchestra.
A fully staged "Foscari" is part of the company's main-stage season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and is scheduled to begin performances on Sept. 15. The production also stars soprano Marina Poplavskaya and tenor Francesco Meli.