a mini-opera for Francesca and Paolo
After the deaths of Paolo and Francesca (at the hands of Francesca's husband), they arrive at the gate of paradise. Francesca gets there first.
Once united, they begin their parachute descent, past Mount Purgatory, to land (melting through the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, over which Prometheus presides) into Dante's hurricane of lost souls.
Inspired by Dante's writing,
with acknowledgement of Tchaikovsky's Op. 32, Francesca da Rimini.
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