ⓘ Il grillo del focolare

                                     

ⓘ Il grillo del focolare

Il grillo del focolare is an opera in three acts by Riccardo Zandonai to an Italian libretto by Cesare Hanau based on Charles Dickens The Cricket on the Hearth. It premiered on 28 November 1908 at the Teatro Politeama Chiarella in Turin.

                                     

1. History

Dickens popular novella was the basis for several operas, including Giuseppe Gallignanis Il grillo del focolare which premiered in Genoa in 1873, Karl Goldmarks Das Heimchen am Herd libretto by A. M. Willner which premiered in Berlin 1896 and New York 1910, and a setting by English composer Alexander Mackenzie president of the Royal Academy of Music which was composed to a libretto by Julian Sturgis in 1900. All of these predated Zandonais setting, which helped bring him to the attention of publisher Giulio Ricordi. Following success in Torino, Zandonais opera had successful performances in Nice and Genoa. It has received occasional performances in Europe throughout the century and a live performance with the Orchestra filarmonica "G. Rossini" di Pesaro conducted by Ottavio Ziino presented by Città di Osimo, Festival Opera lirica was broadcast by RAI in 1986 and was made available on DVD by House of Opera. The North American premiere was given in a concert version by Teatro Grattacielo in October 2017, conducted by Israel Gursky.

                                     
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  • dominating figures in Italian musical publishing at the time. His opera Il grillo del focolare has received occasional Italian performances since its premiere
  • of Edoardo in the North American premiere of Riccardo Zandonai s Il grillo del focolare with Teatro Grattacielo, soloist in the North American premiere
  • premiere: June 1896, Berlin New York 1910 and Riccardo Zandonai s Il grillo del focolare with a libretto by Cesare Hanau premiere: November 1908, Turin
  • was made by the conductor Silvio de Florian 1908 1995 in 1959. Il grillo del focolare 3 acts Cesare Hanau, after Charles Dickens The Cricket on the Hearth
  • means of a well - laid plot, to his handsome younger brother, Paolo, known as Il bello. Under the impression that Paolo is her destined bridegroom, Francesca
  • v t e Riccardo Zandonai Opera Il grillo del focolare 1906 Conchita 1911 Francesca da Rimini 1914 I cavalieri di Ekebù 1925 La farsa amorosa 1933