Catherine Malfitano stages Zemlinsky
Alexander Zemlinsky’s one act A Florentine Tragedy – based on Oscar Wilde’s unfinished story of a dramatic love triangle – will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company from 26 April–25 May this year.
Two members of the production team have aroused international interest: the American opera star Catherine Malfitano is directing and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. The three lead roles are sung by Alan Held (Simone), Gun-Brit Barkmin (Bianca) and Michael König (Guido Bardi).
A Florentine Tragedy will be performed as a double bill with Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
Alexander Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy
New production: Catherine Malfitano
Première: 26/04/2012, Toronto
further performances: 2, 5, 12, 15, 18, 20 and 25/05/2012
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, cond. Andrew Davis
Simone, Alan Held; Bianca, Gun-Brit Barkmin; Guido Bardi, Michael König