SERGE RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
   
 Francesa da Rimini, Op. 25 64:46  
  An opera in two scenes with prologue and epilogue  
  Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky, after Dante  
  Prologue 20:14      
1 [Largo] 6:10
2 I. The First Circle of Hell. The Shade of Virgil, followed by Dante 5:38
3 II. The Second Circle. Dante and Virgil on the edge of the precipice 8:26
  Scene One 22:04      
4 Rimini. The Malatesta castle. 1:26
5 'My answer is plain.' 3:00
  Lanceotto  
6 'Nothing can extinguish these jealous thoughts.' 9:01
  Lanceotto  
7 'My Lord called for me?' 8:37
  Francesca  
   
  Scene Two 18:35      
8 Rimini. A room in the castle. 2:32
9 ' ''The fair Guinivereā€¦'' ' 16:03
  Paolo  
   
10 Epilogue 3:45
  cast in order of appearance  
 Gennady Bezzubenkov bass - The Shade of Virgil
 Evgeny Akimov tenor - Dante
 Sergey Murzaev baritone - Lanceotto Malatesta
 Svetla Vassileva soprano - Francesca
 Misha Didyk tenor - Paolo
  Spectres of Hell; the retinues of Malatesta and of the Cardinal  
 Gianandrea Noseda
  13 & 15 May 2007