Francesca da Rimini



The opera Francesca da Rimini was composed by Riccardo Zandonai to a libretto by Tito Ricordi based on Francesca da Rimini by Gabriele D'Annunzio. It was first performed at Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan (Italy) on 1914-02-19 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Ravenna and Rimini.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Adonella (Mezzosoprano)
  • Altichiara (Contralto)
  • Il Balestiere (Tenor)
  • Biancofiore (Mezzosoprano)
  • Francesca (Soprano)
  • Garsenda (Soprano)
  • Giovanni Malatesta (Baritone)
  • Il Giullare (Bass)
  • Malatestino Malatesta (Tenor)
  • Ostasio (Baritone)
  • Paolo Malatesta (Tenor)
  • Samaritana (Soprano)
  • Ser Toldo Berardengo (Tenor)
  • Smaragdi, La schiava (Contralto)
  • Il Torregiano (Baritone)
  • Voce del Prigioniero (Tenor)
Recordings: 3-1368 2


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