First performance: Feb. 12,1978 THE CAST
Giovanni Amati, bass, wealthy grand duke of Rome's motion picture emporiums, age 72.
Anna Amati, mezzo-soprano, his wife, a former actress, age 42.
Giovanna Amati, soprano, their rebellious, nubile daughter, age 18.
Daniel Nieto, tenor, a tall, dark and handsome French kidnaper, age 31.
Maurizio Massaria, baritone, owner of a tobacco shop, another kidnaper.
Ferdinando Imposimato, baritone, a magistrate.
Chorus of Journalists, Villains, Friends
Time: Winter Twilight
Giovanna is sitting in a car outside her father's villa in the Via dei Villini. She is eating a pizza. Suddenly a van appears and three masked men jump out,...