Jerusalem Lyric Opera to Present ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

By David Salazar

Jerusalem Lyric Opera is set to present a concert version of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” on Dec. 27, 2022 at the Gerard Bechar Music Center in Jerusalem.

The opera will star soprano Rivka Falk, mezzo-soprano Marta Matalon, tenor Ido Beit Halachmi, and bass-baritone Denis Sedov. Paolo Spadero conducts the Tel Aviv Philharmomic Choir and Israeli Sinfonietta Beer Sheva.

The performance will be dedicated to the centenary of the death of Italian novelist Giovanni Verga, whose short story was the basis for the famed opera by Mascagni.

The organization is also presenting “La Cenerentola” in the coming weeks as well as a Rachmaninoff Vocal concert, among other concerts throughout the holiday season. The 2023 festival is set to kick off this July with numerous concerts as well as performances of such works as “Alcina” and “Carmen.”