Francesca da Rimini – 2010 Season

Riccardo Zandonai

 

Opera in four acts

Property of CASA Ricordi Milano (Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl)

By arrangement with G Ricordi & Co. (London) Ltd.

Libretto by Tito Ricordi after a play by Gabriele D’Annunzio

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Orchestral Reduction by Tony Burke © Pocket Publications

First performed 19 February 1914, Teatro Regio, Turin

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London

 

Performances on 30 July and 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 August 2010

 

Production sponsored by Opera Holland Park Friends Ambassadors

 

Conductor Phillip Thomas

Director Martin Lloyd-Evans

Designer Jamie Vartan

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Assistant Director Simon Iorio

Costume Supervisor Sades Robinson

Répétiteur Stuart Wild

Stage Manager Rebecca Maltby

Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Assistant Stage Manager Kirk Woodley

 

Cast

Francesca Cheryl Barker

Paolo Il Bello Julian Gavin

Samaritana Kirstin Sharpin

Gianciotto Jeffrey Black

Malatestino Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts

Ostasio George von Bergen

Il giullare Stephen Richardson

Adonella Madeleine Shaw

Altichiara Emma Carrington

Biancofiore Anna Leese

Garsenda Gail Pearson

Ser Toldo Berardengo/ La voce del prigioniero Aled Hall

Smaragadi Clare Shearer

Il torrigiano William Robert Allenby