NEW YORK CITY, USA: Krysty Swann returns to the Met for her second appearance on the renowned stage.
There is no missing the sheer effort involved in the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Riccardo Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini,” which opened on Monday evening for its first Met run in close to 27 years. From the moment the curtain rises you are awed by Ezio Frigerio’s towering, grandly detailed sets, designed for a 1984 resurrection of a work neglected since 1918. Franca Squarciapino’s costumes delight your eyes. Zandonai’s luxuriously orchestrated music caresses your ears.