Francesa da Rimini, Op. 25
An opera in two scenes with prologue and epilogue
Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky, after Dante
The First Circle of Hell. The Shade of Virgil, followed by Dante
The Second Circle. Dante and Virgil on the edge of the precipice
Rimini. The Malatesta castle.
'My answer is plain.'
'Nothing can extinguish these jealous thoughts.'
'My Lord called for me?'
Rimini. A room in the castle.
' ''The fair Guinivere…'' '
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
13 & 15 May 2007