Jonathan Tetelman & Sara Jakubiak in Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini
Opera

Jonathan Tetelman & Sara Jakubiak in Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Production Date: 17/03/2021
140 Min

A rarity on stage, Riccardo Zandonai's remarkable 1914 opera Francesca da Rimini, proves itself an intoxicating late-Romantic masterpiece in Christof Loy's powerful staging, starring Sara Jakubiak and Jonathan Tetelman as Francesca and her lover, Paolo "il Bello". Setting a libretto based on Gabriele D'Annunzio's daring and sensuous retelling of a story from Dante's Inferno, Zandonai creates a mixing intoxicating sophistication and intensity, beautifully captured by Carlo Rizzi's conducting. Loy's concentrated production – filmed at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin in front of an empty theatre during lockdown in 2021 – only adds to the drama's power.

Soloists
Patrick Cook (Tenor), Samuel Dale Johnson (Baritone), Andrew Dickinson (Tenor), Amira Elmadfa (Mezzo-Soprano), Mané Galoyan (Soprano), Alexandra Hutton (Soprano), Ivan Inverardi (Baritone), Sara Jakubiak (Soprano), Thomas Lehman (Baritone), Arianna Manganello (Mezzo-Soprano), Meechot Marrero (Soprano), Dean Murphy (Baritone), Jonathan Tetelman (Tenor), Karis Tucker (Mezzo-Soprano), Charles Workman (Tenor)
Ensembles
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Conductor
Carlo Rizzi