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Francesca da Rimini

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  • Roberto Aronica(2)
  • Gabriele Viviani vfergr
  • Ganci Luciano
From 15 April to 13 May 2018
Riccardo Zandonai

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 2 hours 43 minutes intermission included

Conductor  Fabio Luisi
Staging David Pountney
Sets Leslie Travers
Costumes Marie-Jeanne Lecca

CAST

Francesca

Maria José Siri

Paolo il bello Roberto Aronica
Giovanni lo sciancato Gabriele Viviani
Malatestino dall'Occhio Luciano Ganci

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE
 

Absent from La Scala since 1959, when Gianandrea Gavazzeni directed Magda Olivero and Mario del Monaco in the lead roles, D’Annunzio’s enthralling tale of passion and jealousy – written as a tribute to Dante and put to music by Zandonai –, comes back to life in a new production by David Pountney. On the podium, Fabio Luisi, a staunch fan of this distinctive score, ably draws out both its aspects of Verismo and the refinement of the twentieth century. In the lead roles we find Maria José Siri, acclaimed at the 2016 inauguration of Madama Butterfly, Roberto Aronica, who returns to La Scala after his successful role in the Fanciulla del West, and Gabriele Viviani.