Opera Quiz: Which ‘Cav / Pag’ Character Said It?

By David Salazar

“Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” are often paired together in performance, and throughout history, this famed double bill has taken on a life of its own.

Not only do the two works operate within a distinct musical and thematic style, but their brevity in length allows their intense emotions to hit home in very similar fashion. It’s characters, while distinct often overlap in their desires and goals, and each of them has some pretty iconic moments in their respective operas.

So for this week’s quiz we highlight a quote from one of the operas, in its English translation. Your goal is to pick the character who sings it.

As always, enjoy!


Opera Quiz