Francesca da Rimini (Mercadante)

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Francesca da Rimini is an 1831 opera by Saverio Mercadante to a libretto by Felice Romani based on Silvio Pellico's play which had already been set twice and ultimately was set by fifteen composers. It was to be premiered in Madrid in 1831, but the premiere was cancelled and the opera lost. It was rediscovered and performed in July 2016 at the Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca for the Festival della Valle d'Itria, Italy.[1]