Lucrezia Borgia: Viriginia Gordoni
Gennaro: Angelo Mori
Don Alfonso: Ayhan Baran
Maffio Orsini: Stefania Malagu
Liverotto: Alan Morrell
Gazella: Wyndham Parfitt
Ascanio Petrucci: Patrick McGuigan
Vitellozzo: Bruce Lochtie
Gubetta: James Christiansen
Rustighello: Francis Egerton
Astolfo: Gordon Farrell
|Set Design||Reginald Woolley
|Costume Design||Reginald Woolley
|Wexford Chorus Master||Mrs C Hore
|Visiting Chorus Master||Oliver Browne
|Assistant Chorus Master||Nora O'Leary
The Duke of Ferrara, Gennaro, and his friends encounter a group of revelers on their way to Ferrara. Gennaro is drawn to a beautiful woman who is among them. The woman reveals herself to be Lucrezia Borgia, the Duke's wife. Gennaro is horrified to learn this, as he has heard many terrible rumors about her. Lucrezia attempts to make amends with Gennaro, but he remains suspicious of her. Meanwhile, the Duke arrives and is angry to find his wife with another man. Lucrezia convinces the Duke to spare Gennaro's life, but Gennaro remains wary of her.
Lucrezia sends a letter to Gennaro inviting him to a party at her palace. Gennaro is hesitant to go, but his friends convince him to attend. At the party, Lucrezia poisons the wine, intending to kill Gennaro and his friends. However, she has a change of heart and stops them from drinking the poisoned wine. The Duke arrives and is furious to find Gennaro at the party. He orders his men to arrest Gennaro and his friends.
Lucrezia attempts to save Gennaro by pleading with her husband. However, the Duke is unmoved and orders Gennaro and his friends to be executed. Lucrezia reveals to the Duke that Gennaro is actually his son, whom she had given up for adoption many years ago. The Duke is shocked and decides to spare Gennaro's life. Unfortunately, it is too late - Gennaro and his friends have already been executed. Lucrezia is devastated by their deaths and dies of grief.