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Zandonai

Francesca da Rimini

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This sumptuous production by Piero Faggioni (sets by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino) seduced Met audiences into the enchanting world of Zandonai’s rarely heard opera. His retelling of Dante’s story of the immortal passion of Paolo and Francesca in 13th century Italy is as musically elegant and beautiful as the details of the production on stage. James Levine’s fervent conducting galvanizes the fabulous cast: Renata Scotto and Plácido Domingo as the lovers with Cornell MacNeil as an appropriately brutal Giovanni.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 7, 1984

Composer

Riccardo Zandonai

Librettist

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Run Time

2 HRS 29 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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