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Francesca da Rimini

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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
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

 

The Premiere on 15 April wll be live broadcast on RAI-Radio 3 and late broadcast on Euroradio Circuit in the following countries: Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Sweden, Estonia, Norway.

Conductor  Fabio Luisi
Staging David Pountney
Sets Leslie Travers
Costumes Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer Fabrice Kebour​
Choreographic movements Denni Sayers

CAST

Francesca

Maria José Siri

Samaritana Alisa Kolosova
Ostasio

Costantino Finucci (15, 26, 29 April and 2, 6, 10, 13 May)

Ashley David Prewett (18, 21 April)

Paolo il bello Marcelo Puente
Giovanni lo sciancato Gabriele Viviani
Malatestino dall'Occhio Luciano Ganci
Biancofiore Sara Rossini*
Garsenda 

Valentina Boi

Marta Bauzà (6 May)

Altichiara Diana Haller
Adonella Alessia Nadin
Smaragdi (la schiava) Idunnu Münch
Ser Toldo Matteo Desole
Il Giullare Elia Fabbian
Il Balestriere/Un Prigioniero (in interno) Hun Kim*
Il Torrigiano Lasha Sesitashvili*

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

 

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, Marcelo Puente and Gabriele Viviani.