2 h 51 min | Opera, Summer encore, Event cinema | Release Date: 12.8.2020
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Summer encore on Wednesday, July 12th at 7 pm (original live broadcast 25.4.2015).
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative production by 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. Sopranos Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Patricia Racette (Pagliacci) sing the unlucky heroines in these two verismo staples.
Duration of the opera approx. 2 h 51 min, incl. one intermission (10 min).