Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana;' Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci'

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Join us Saturday at 12:30 pm for a broadcast of opera's favorite twin bill: Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci.

Marcelo Álvarez stars in both operas, as the faithless Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and the heartbroken clown Canio in Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Santuzza, the wronged Sicilian heroine of Cavalleria Rusticana, and Patricia Racette is Nedda, the adulterous wife in Pagliacci. George Gagnidze also stars in both operas, singing the principal baritone roles of Alfio and Tonio, while Pagliacci also features Lucas Meachem as Silvio, Nedda’s lover. The double bill, directed by Sir David McVicar, is conducted by Fabio Luisi.


Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Santuzza: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Turiddu: Marcelo Álvarez
Alfio: George Gagnidze
Nedda: Patricia Racette
Canio: Marcelo Álvarez
Tonio: George Gagnidze
Silvio: Lucas Meachem
George Gagnidze as Alfio in Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana.'