This musical was inspired to the young Dante Alighieri, his first accomplishments as a poet as his love for Beatrice. The scripwriter Mariella Zanetti re-invented the figure of the young genius taking inspiration from his Vita Nuova.
Scena VI - Luce abbagliante - Dante
Dante sings this song after seeing Beatrice. Almost struck by lightning, he expresses his love for her.
Scena XIV - Avete 'n vo' - Guido, Lapo e Dino
Dante is still a young poet, unrecognized and unaccomplished. However, he is invited to a feast with the three greatest poets of the moment. almost rock stars, Guido Cavalvanti, Lapo Gianni and Dino Frescobaldi. The three, while drinking, sing one of Cavalcanti's sonnet, with a music increasingly irregular and "drunk".
Scena XIX - La cura ce l'ho - Corso, Gemma e sgherri
Although in love with Beatrice, Dante has to marry Gemma Donati. A contract binds them. When Gemma's cousin Corso knows of the feelings of Dante for Beatrice, he plans to pay him a visit with a couple henchmen to make sure the poet will play by the book.
Scena XXI - Tema d'amore - String quartet
Dante and Beatrice meet again. They don't say a word, aware of the impossibility of their love. Glances and sound tell more than any phrase could say...
Scena XXIV - La mia voce che ti chiama - Beatrice
Dante leaves Florence, and Beatrice, thinking she will never see him again, sings her love to him.
Scena XXV - Guido i' vorrei - Tutti
Dante comes back to Florence and is welcome as a superstar with one of his greatest hits.