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Francesca da Rimini, The Miserly Knight

Sergei Rachmaninoff

There is no greater misfortune than to remember happy times in suffering. [Sergei Rachmaninov]

The National Theatre
Festival of Music Theatre 2020

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The National Theatre


In Russian, surtitles in Czech, German


December 14, 2018

Opera Festival 2020

Performance of the F. X. Šalda Theatre Liberec as part of the 14th Festival of Music Theater Opera 2020 (

On January 24, 1906, there takes place a festive premiere of two one-act operas by the Russian composer and piano virtuoso Sergei Rachmaninoff - Francesca da Rimini and The Miserly Knight - in The Bolšoj Teatr in Moscow.


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025



The F. X. Šalda Theatre Orchestra and Chorus

The first of the operas was composed on the base of the story from Dante's Divine Comedy, the second one comes from the Alexandr Sergeyevich Pushkin's drama of the same name. Even when each "one-act opera" has a completely different librettist, the basic motif of the tales collides in the tireless fighting of characters, in a conflict with the moral values of European civilization. The score of the operas then mirrors an unceasing composer's quest, relentless painful will.

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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