Francesca da Rimini, The Miserly Knight

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Festival of Music Theater OPERA 2020

On January 24, 1906, there takes place a festive premiere of two one-act operas by the Russian composer and piano virtuoso Sergei Rachmaninoff – Francesca da Rimini and The Miserly Knight – in The Bolšoj Teatr in Moscow. The first of the operas was composed on the base of the story from Dante's Divine Comedy, the second one comes from the Alexandr Sergeyevich Pushkin's drama of the same name. Even when each „one-act opera“ has a completely different librettist, the basic motif of the tales collides in the tireless fighting of characters, in a conflict with the moral values of European civilization. The score of the operas then mirrors an unceasing composer's quest, relentless painful will.
Performed in Russian original with Czech and German subtitles

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Premiere: December 14, 2018, Liberec

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Praha 1