Mona Lisa (Max von Schillings) – dossier

MONA LISA

Opera in 2 acts

By Max von Schillings (Op. 31)

Libretto: Beatrice Dovsky

My review

 

CHARACTERS

In the First and the Last Scene

A Foreigner (baritone): John Forsell

His young wife (soprano): Hedy Iracema-Brügelmann

A Lay Brother (tenor): Karl Aagard Østvig

 

In the Other Scenes

Messer Francesco del Giocondo (baritone): John Forsell

Messer Pietro Tumoni (bass): Reinhold Fritz

Messer Arrigo Oldofredi (tenor): George Maeder

Messer Alessio Beneventi (tenor): Felix Decken

Messer Sandro da Luzzano (baritone): Benno Ziegler

Messer Masolino Pedruzzi (bass): Albin Swoboda, Jr.

Messer Giovanni de’ Salviati (tenor): Karl Aagard Østvig

Mona Fiordalisa, Francesco’s wife (soprano): Hedy Iracema-Brügelmann

Mona Ginevra ad Alta Rocca (soprano)

Dianora, Francesco’s little daughter by his first wife (soprano)

Piccarda, Mona Fiordalisa’s maid (alto)

Sisto, Messer Francesco’s servant (tenor): Felix Decken

Inhabitants of Florence – Nuns of Santa Trinità – Monks of San Marco, among them Savonarola – Servants

The action takes place in Florence.  The first and last scenes occur in the present time, the others toward the end of the fifteenth century.