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Saturday, March 31, 2018 Permalink

At The Opera, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, March 31, 2018

  

Cavalleria rusticana (Italian for "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.

Pagliacci 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 performed. Pagliacci premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on May 21, 1892, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

The singers include Agnes Baltsa, Placido Domingo recorded in 1990 and  Lucine Amara and Franco Corelli recorded live at the MET in 1964.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:16pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor
9:00pm
9:56pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci BUY MET ; Nello Santi, conductor
11:00pm
11:13pm
Wagner/Mozart/Verdi/Mascagni: EMI Great Opera Moments BUY various; various, conductor

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