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Mar. 08 2013

03/16/13 – Francesca da Rimini – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

 Francesca da Rimini  by Riccardo Zandonai
Libretto by  Tito Ricordi

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 33 min., including 3 intermissions

francescaEva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star in the Met’s production of Zandonai’s melodic gem, inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Eva-Maria Westbroek “exudes warmth and intelligence in the title role” (Financial Times).

Her “dramatic soprano and fine acting” captured “Francesca’s vulnerability in the softer lyrical moment, yet her voice had enough heft to accurately cut through the swelling orchestration” (AP) of Zandonai’s rare gem.

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Francesca: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Paolo il Bello: Marcello Giordani
Malatestino: Robert Brubaker
Gianciotto: Mark Delavan

The Production Team

Production: Piero Faggioni
Set Designer: Ezio Frigerio
Costume Designer: Franca Squarciapino
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Donald Mahler
Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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