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Mar. 22 2015

04/25/15 – Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci

Pagliacci  by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Libretto by 
Ruggero Leoncavallo


Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

CAV-PAG met15Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) are the unlucky heroines, and George Gagnidze sings both Alfio and Tonio. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Sung in Italian

Cast

Production Team

Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Rae Smith
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Andrew George
Vaudeville Consultant: Emil Wolk
Photo credits: Anne Deniau/Metropolitan Opera

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