An Italian opera returns to La Scala after 59 yearsmain
Last night at La Scala, Fabio Luisi conducted David Pountney’s new production of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini.
From 1914 to 1959, the melodrama was a mainstay of La Scala seasons.
Last night, I found no more than a couple of people in the house who had ever seen it live. Among the cast, only the tenor had ever sung it before.
I shall write more of the experience in due course.