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Lisanti, Nicola; Pirazzini, Nadia; Capra, Silvia; Spina, Gabriele; Vickers, Matthew; Sturlese, Nadia; Guinis, Lisandro; Ayroldi, Niccolo; Kim, Leon; Lanzillotta, Francesco; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Naccarato, Egidio Massimo; Montesi, Antonio; Marcacci, Barbara; Pitts, Ana Victória; Bruni, Giulia; Sauro, Francesca di; Palmieri, Delia; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Duprels, Anne-Sophie; Sponton, Livia; Mazzei, Giovanni; Sarlo, Katia De; Tomasoni, Romina; Pericoli, Filomena; Marzini, M

Franco Alfano’s opera Risurrezione draws its inspiration from Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection and was the work that ensured Alfano’s considerable success as a composer. The plot narrates the story of Katiusha and her tragic love for prince Dimitri who seduces and abandons her, condemning her to a life of sacrifice and desperation. Seen here in Fancesco Lanzillotta’s acclaimed Florence production, Risurrezione recalls Richard Strauss and Puccini – the drama evolving in an uninterrupted flow with moments of soaring lyricism alongside striking and evocative orchestration. The work gives voice to an idea that Alfano left in his memoirs: ‘Recoiling from catastrophes, I believed and still believe in the renovation, regeneration, and final purification of human passions from evil to goodness.’

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