Robert Brubaker http://wrti.org en The Met Opera: Zandonai's FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, March 16 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-zandonais-francesca-da-rimini-march-16-1-pm <p>Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star as the tragic lovers in Riccardo Zandonai's melodic gem <em>Francesca da Rimini</em>, which is back on the Met stage for the first time in more than 25 years.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:22:48 +0000 WRTI Staff 5258 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Zandonai's FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, March 16 at 1 pm Francesca da Rimini Revived At The Met http://wrti.org/post/francesca-da-rimini-revived-met <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There may be no other historical figure about whom more operas have been written than Francesca </span>da<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Rimini<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The </span>13th-century<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Italian aristocrat has been the subject of more than a dozen eponymous works for the opera stage.&nbsp; And, as </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jim Cotter reports, most of them get her story wrong.</span></p><p>In the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of the rarely performed <em>Francesca da Rimini, </em>which airs on WRTI on March 16th and will also be transmitted live in HD at movie theaters in our region, tenor Robert Brubaker (a Lancaster, PA native) sings Malatestino, a third brother also in love with Francesca who helps plot her demise.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Jim Cotter 5241 at http://wrti.org Francesca da Rimini Revived At The Met