Francesca da Rimini

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Francesca da Rimini. The story of the adulterous lovers Paolo and Francesca in canto V of Dante's Inferno has been the basis of several comps.: (1) Symphonic fantasy by Tchaikovsky, Op.32, 1876, based on picture by Doré. (2) Opera in 4 acts by Zandonai to lib. by T. Ricordi after play by d'Annunzio (1902), after Dante's Inferno, canto V. Comp. 1912–13. Prod. Turin and London 1914, NY Met 1916. (3) Opera in prol., 2 scenes, and epilogue by Rachmaninov to lib. by M. Tchaikovsky after Dante's Inferno, canto V. Prod. Moscow 1906. F. Brit. p. Chester 1973. (4) Sym.-poem by H. Hadley f.p. Boston 1905. Also operas on the subject by Goetz, Pierné, Thomas, Nápravník, and several other composers.