RachmaninovALEKO & FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
Part of the Sunday Series: Opera in Concert
Adapted from a poem by Pushkin, Aleko was Rachmaninov’s first opera. A blistering tale of gypsies, jealousy and violent revenge, the score draws heavily on Russian folk music, blended with his unique and melodic voice. It is paired with Francesca da Rimini, a story of love and death, sin and innocence. With a plot drawn from Dante’s Inferno, this little-known opera is one of tenderness underpinned by Rachmaninov’s unmistakably dark tone.
Curated by Music Director Stuart Stratford, The Sunday Series: Opera in Concert puts the spotlight on early and lesser-known works by opera’s biggest names. Join The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and some world-class guest singers for drama, emotion, romance, and, most importantly, great music.
Running time approx. 2 hours 30 mins