1 800 222 6872

Riccardo Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini / Leyla Gencer, Renato Cioni, Anselmo Colzani et al.; Franco Capuana [Trieste, 1961]

Audio Samples

  1. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: So le storie di tutti i cavalieri (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Questi giullari et uomini di corte (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Oimè che adesso io provo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Francesca, dove andrai? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Pace! anima cara, piccola colomba (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Madonna Francesca! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: O Francesca, anima mia (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act I: Viene! Viene! Madonna (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: È ancora sgombro il campo del comune? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: Paolo! …Francesca! (Live)
  11. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: Per Dio, gente poltrona (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: È dolce cosa rivedere la vostra faccia (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: O sciagura, sciagura! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: E Galeotto dice, "Dama, abbiatene pietà" (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: O Smaragdi, non torna? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: Abbiamo i suonatori (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: Deh… creatura allegra (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: Andate in allegrezza per la corte (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act II: Benvenuto, signore mio cognato (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: Paolo, datemi pace! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act III: E Galeotto dice, "Dama, abbiatene pietà" (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act IV: Perchè tanto sei strano? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act IV: Torna Malatestino (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act IV: Parla! … Non ti stupisti quando taluno (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act IV: Oh! No., no! Non sono io! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Zandonai — Francesca da Rimini, Act IV: O Biancofiore, piccola tu sei! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Zandonai, Riccardo : Francesca da Rimini, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble
  • >
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

His fame as a composer rests almost solely if not only on this superb work, and its lead soprano role is here taken by one of its greatest interpreters. Riccardo Zandonai's 1914 opera Francesca da Rimini, a work of love, plotting, betrayal and ultimately (double!) murder, is offered here in a 1961 live performance from Trieste, Italy starring the greatest Turkish soprano of the 20th c., Leyla Gencer as Francesca. A gifted coloratura singer, on her best nights (as many surviving live recordings confirm, including this one), her impact was great indeed. Remastered in 24 bit/96kHz sound.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
The Trieste performance led by Capuana was given in 1961 and preserved in excellent monaural sound. Its predominantly Italian cast demonstrates what the Freiburg recording is missing: easy, pointed handling of the long recitatives; a genuine feel for traditional portamento and rubato; honest, instinctive emotion. Gencer is a far more moving Francesca than Vasileva, with a wider range of vocal colors. Cioni and Colzani are old pros, and they too are always persuasive. The performance has a natural flow that eludes its Freiburg competitors. The Francesca is Magda Olivero, who was made to sing the part, and she's joined by Mario Del Monaco as Paolo. They're exactly what's needed to bring the opera to life.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, Italy (03/16/1961).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Zandonai, Riccardo : Francesca da Rimini, opera
  • Performers: Claudio Giombi (Baritone); Enzo Viaro (Bass)
  • Conductor: Franco Capuana
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta