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High Notes On This Day
Not Just ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ – A Survey of Pietro Mascagni’s Other Operas
We all know “Cavalleria Rusticana,” the great masterpiece of Pietro Mascagni, who was born on Dec. 7, 1863. Unfortunately, that’s all most people in the opera world and outside of it, know about the Italian composer. It’s actually quite unfortunate, given that “Cavalleria” was his very first opera and that he would go on to write 15 total, his final one comes 45 years after “Cavalleria Rusticana.” And while some…