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Ghismunda & Guiscardo by Efraín Amaya
Seeded by efrainamaya on 9 Jun 2018
Author: Efraín Amaya
Ghismunda & Guiscardo by Efraín AMAYA Libretto: Karen Saillant Italian translation: Tommaso Sabbatini From the Decameron Fourth Day - Novel I Clara Rottsolk, soprano David Guzmán, tenor Philip Zawisza, baritone Minot Symphony Orchestra Efraín Amaya Music Director/Conductor Ghismunda & Guiscardo. The first lines of the Fourth Day Novel I from the Decameron read as follows: Tancredi, Prince of Salerno, slays his daughter’s lover, and sends her his heart in a golden cup: she pours upon it a poisonous distillation, which she drinks and dies. Reading the tale one learns that Trancredi’s daughter, Ghismunda, has fallen in love with Guiscardo who is her father’s Page. The scene develops in Ghismunda’s room where her father comes looking for her and not finding her falls asleep while hidden in the room, waking up to find her daughter with his page. Trancredi is enraged to find out that she is in love with his servant and from there the drama unfolds. The heart of this scene is Ghismunda’s a
Composer: Efrain Amaya