Lucia Ronchetti



San Simone

Sunday 11 July H 15:00

Tickets: unreserved seat € 5



Kay Voges and Marcus Lobbes


Lucia Ronchetti

Based on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia in German and Italian


Dante Sebastian Kuschmann

Dante's inner voice Jan Jakub Monowid, Matthew Swensen
Frederic Mörth, Eric Ander

Francesca Karolina Makuła

Ulisse Alexander Kravets

Lucifero Alfred Reiter, Matthew Swensen, Frederic Mörth

Damned Souls Frank Albrecht, Rolf Drexler, Andreas Gießer Anna Kubin, Florian Mania, Andreas Vögler and others

Vocal ensemble, Schumann String Quartet,
Opern- und Museumsorchester Frankfurt am Main


Tito Ceccherini


Kay Voges and Marcus Lobbes


Pia Mackert


Mona Ulrich


Robi Voigt

LIGHT DESIGN, Director of Photography

Voxi Bärenklau

Camera Jan Isaak Voges

Editing Andrea Schumacher

Dramaturgy Konrad Kuhn, Ursula Thinnes, Katja Herlemann

With support by Aventis Foundation and Patronatsverein Frankfurt am Main
Composition funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

In June 2021, the world premiere of the opera Inferno, created by Italian composer Lucia Ronchetti and based on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia, will take place in a concert version in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The work was commissioned by Oper and Schauspiel Frankfurt. Initially planned to be used in combination with a theatrical production of the opera, extensive film material was created with the singers and actors by stage director Kay Voges and his team. Since the envisaged live performance was made impossible by the pandemic, the idea was born to use the filmed material for an opera-film based on the score of Lucia Ronchetti.
The film combines Dante’s verses of Inferno, first part of the Divina Commedia, sung and spoken in Italian and German, Lucia Ronchetti’s evocative music involving a brass and percussion ensemble, a string quartet and a choral ensemble; furthermore a flow of associative film scenes based on Dante’s vision of the otherworld, footage from the actual musical performance and excerpts of the Italian silent movie Inferno by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan und Giuseppe De Liguoro from 1911. A trip through hell celebrating Dante in the year of the 700th anniversary of his death in an unprecedented way.