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Zandonai: Francesca Da Rimini / Levine/MET, Domingo, McNeil, Scotto [DVD]

Album Summary

>Zandonai, Riccardo : Francesca da Rimini
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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Over the centuries, the story of Francesca da Rimini has inspired many Italian artists, including verismo composer Riccardo Zandonai. First performed in 1914, Francesca da Rimini is a prime example of the lush musical style of the late Romantic era, superbly conducted here by James Levine. The cast of three acclaimed singing actors – Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil - bring the medieval characters to life in this beautiful production, filmed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1984.

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Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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>Zandonai, Riccardo : Francesca da Rimini
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Cornell MacNeil (Baritone); Renata Scotto (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1914