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Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini / Christof Loy

Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini staged by award-winning director Christof Loy at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Sara Jakubiak and Jonathan Tetelman.

  • Francesca da Rimini_BD cover | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Rittershaus

    Francesca da Rimini_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Rittershaus

  • Francesca da Rimini | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Rittershaus

    Francesca da Rimini © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Rittershaus

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    Francesca da Rimini_Scene © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Rittershaus

Tragedia in four acts (1914)
Libretto by Tito Ricordi based on Gabriele D’Annunzio’s poem

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.

Francesca – Sara Jakubiak, soprano
Paolo il Bello – Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
Giovanni lo Sciancato, known as Gianciotto – Ivan Inverardi, baritone
Malatestino dall’Occhio – Charles Workman, tenor

Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Conductor – Carlo Rizzi
Stage Director – Christof Loy

Video Director – Götz Filenius

Filmed on 14 and 17 March 2021 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany without an audience during the Covid-19 pandemic

2.110711 / NBD0142V
Total playing time: 140 minutes
Language: Italian · Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0 (Worldwide)
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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