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Saturday, January 25, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci January 25, 2014

  

Cavalleria rusticana or Rustic Chivalry is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. Considered one of the classic verismo operas, it premiered on May 17, 1890, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Since 1893, it has often been performed in a so-called Cav/Pag double-bill with Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. This classic 1950’s recording stars Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano. Tullio Serafin conducts.

Pagliacci or The Clown is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo. It is the only Leoncavallo opera that is still widely staged. Pagliacci premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on  May 21, 1892, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

The Pagliacci cast stars Franco Corelli, Tito Gobbi and Lucine Amara. Lovro von Matacic conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana BUY La Scala; Tullio Serafin, conductor
9:00pm
9:40pm
Ruggiero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci BUY La Scala; Lovro von Matacic, conductor
11:00pm
11:04pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida act 2 Gloria All'Egitto BUY La Scala 1972; Claudio Abbado, conductor Placido Domingo
11:46pm
Giordano: Andrea Chenier: Love Duet-Act 4 Finale: Vicino A Te S'acquieta...La Nostra Morte - Lina Bruna-Rasa/Luigi Marini BUY from All-Time Great Opera Duets: 1911-1942; composed by Giordano
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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