Francesca da Rimini

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  • opera
  • 140 Mins

Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini is a four-act opera set during the Renaissance period. The plot concerns an arranged marriage between Francesca and Giovanni, also known as Gianciotto, who is impersonated by his handsome brother Paolo, and with whom Francesca falls passionately in love. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Italian Tristan’, the opera ends in betrayal and a double murder. The production of this rarely performed opera from the Deutsche Oper Berlin proved to be a huge critical success.

Cast & Crew

Meechot Marrero (Biancofiore), (Director), Samuel Dale Johnson (Ostasio), Sara Jakubiak (Francesca), Mané Galoyan (Garsenda), (Conductor), Ivan Inverardi (Giovanni lo Sciancato), Charles Workman (Malatestino dall’Occhio), Jonathan Tetelman (Paolo il Bello), Alexandra Hutton (Samaritana)