Cavalleria Rusticana

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Opera Meets Film: ‘The Godfather: Part III’s’ Operatic Structure As Reflected Through ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather: Part III.” “We’re in Sicily. It’s opera.” So…
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The Soprano Roles of Famed Mezzo Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik is often cited as one of the great American mezzos of the 20th century. Born on August 30, she managed an international career that spanned a whopping five decades and became a house favorite with such companies as La Scala, the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and of course, the Metropolitan Opera, where she had a 40-year career. And while she was a famous…
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Happy National Wine Day: Opera’s Most Famous Drinking Songs!
It's National Wine Day and opera definitely has moments where drinking is essential to the story! To celebrate this fine liquor let's take a look at some of the most interesting drinking songs in opera. Macbeth  As Macbeth receives his guests for the evening, he calls upon his wife to make a toast. And this starts a dance-like melody filled with devilish coloratura runs that test the high range of any…
Opera For Beginners
Opera Profile: An Introduction To Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
This article represents the first of our “Opera For Beginners” section. To celebrate the date of an opera’s world premiere, we will start to create separate profiles for operas that the uninitiated can reference for their learning pleasure! Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” is one of the staples of the Verismo opera, a style of the late 1800s that showcased the lives of the middle and lower class folk, their passions, and,…
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La Monnaie’s 2017-18 Season Features 8 Opera Productions, Recitals By Dessay, Keenlyside & Degout Among Others
La Monnaie announced its 2017-18 season last week. As always, it features a plethora of offerings across opera, ballet, concert and chamber music. Let’s take a look at the offerings for opera lovers. Philippe Boesmans’ “Pinocchio” opens on Sept. 9, 2017, with Stéphane Degout leading the cast. Rossini’s “Tancredi” will appear for just two concert performances on October 11 and 14 with Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the title role. The remaining…
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4 Operas About Easter And Passover
It's the holiday season with Easter and Passover taking place at the same time. As a result, OperaWire is taking a look at some of the operas that are set during these very sacred holidays. Easter For those not familiar with what Easter Sunday celebrates, it is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his crucifixion and…
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Teatro Comunale di Bologna 2017 Review – La Voix Humaine & Cavalleria Rusticana: Anna Caterina Antonacci Sets Tone For Fantastic Double Bill
Where one would expect the operatic double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci,” Teatro Comunale di Bologna instead opened last night’s double bill with Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine” and Mascagni’s ever-famous verismo opera, “Cavalleria Rusticana,” appropriately placed with the approaching Easter season. La Voix Humaine “Voix Humaine,” set to music from Cocteau’s play of the same name, is described as a monodrama. The sole character of this opera, Lei, was…
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season News
Everything You Need to Know About the Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2017-18 season and as promised, it contains a lot of hotly anticipated productions and performances. Here is a quick rundown with OperaWire set to include additional content throughout the day. The New Productions The Metropolitan Opera season will feature five new productions. David McVicar's  new production of Bellini's "Norma" will open the season on Sept. with Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja. Angela…
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On This Day: A Look At Waltraud Meier’s Roles Outside the Wagner Repertory
Waltraud Meier is recognized as one of the world's greatest Wagnerians as she has performed most of the great soprano and mezzo roles from the composer. For 20 years she was the Isolde of choice for most houses and she also succeeded as Kundry in "Parsifal." However, most will forget that the singer accomplished great acclaim in the types of repertoire. In honor of her 61st birthday, Operawire takes a…