The Metropolitan Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Experience the ninth season of the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in select cinemas nationwide. The double bill broadcast of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo's Pagliacci will be presented live on Saturday, April 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT.

Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. 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, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Patricia Racette (Pagliacci) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Directors:

  • David McVicar
  • Fabio Luisi

Cast:

  • Eva-Maria Westbroek
  • Marcelo Álvarez
  • Zeljko Lucic
  • Patricia Racette
  • Marcelo Álvarez
  • George Gagnidze
  • Lucas Meachem

Writers:

  • Pietro Mascagni
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

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