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Luci mie traditrici

Salvatore Sciarrino
La Fenice Opera House

Luci mie traditrici

(Malibran Theater)


(Oh My Betraying Eyes) is an opera in two acts by Salvatore Sciarrino, who also wrote the libretto. It was first performed under the German title Die tödliche Blume (The Deadly Flower) on 19 May 1998 in the Schlosstheater Schwetzingen at the Schwetzingen Festival. Sciarrino started composing the opera in 1996. He based the libretto on the 1590 murder by the composer Carlo Gesualdo of his wife and her lover, but while working on it he discovered that Alfred Schnittke was also composing an opera (Gesualdo) on the same story. Deleting the references to Gesualdo, Sciarrino turned to a play, Il tradimento per l’onore, by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, and also used an elegy of Claude Le Jeune, based on a text by Pierre de Ronsard.




Conductor Tito Ceccherini

Director Valentino Villa

Sets Massimo Checchetto

Costumes Carlos Tieppo

Lighting Fabio Barettin




La Malaspina Wioletta Hebrowska

Il Malaspina Otto Katzameier

The Guest Carlo Vistoli

The Servant Leonardo Cortellazzi

Backstage voice Livia Rado

La Fenice Orchestra

La Fenice production

English subtitles

The performance lasts about 1 hour 20 minutes

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