15 April-13 May. This is the first time Francesca da Rimini, inspired by D' Annunzio's novel of the same name written in 1901, returns to La Scala in six decades.
Zandonai's opera, his most successful, was performed in Turin for the first time in 1914. This new La Scala production is conducted by Fabio Luisi and directed by David Pountney with Maria José Siri in the lead role. Pountney is a British theatre and opera director known for his productions of rarely performed or new works. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.