Opera Colorado to Open 40th Anniversary Season with Special Performance of ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

On September 10, 2022, Opera Colorado will present a special one-night production of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The semi-staged performance will see director David Lefkowich and music director Ari Pelto lead a cast featuring Catherine Martin as Santuzza, Catherine Cook as Lucia, Malcolm McKenzie as Alfio, Roberto de Biasio as Turridu, and former OC Artist {…}

Royal Opera House 2021-22 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House) Double-crossing, licentiousness, and the sad demise of a once popular showman: that was all going on down the road in Westminster while the Royal Opera House revived Damiano Michieletto’s double bill of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Sightings of former prime minister Theresa May and former Johnson ally Michael Gove – himself ignominiously sacked by Johson {…}

Jonas Kaufmann Cancels All ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ Performances At Royal Opera House Due to COVID-19

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has completely withdrawn from the Royal Opera House’s production of “Cavalleria Rusticana” due to COVID-19. The tenor was originally scheduled to sing the entire run of the double bill that also included the role of Canio in “Pagliacci” but opted out of the Leoncavallo opera when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was replaced by Fabio Sartori. {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Annalisa Stroppa & Ambrogio Maestri Lead Free Streams From Semperoper Dresden

(Credit: Semperoper Dresden official website) The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it will stream the 2016 double-bill production of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” The operas star Maria Agresta, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Annalisa Stroppa, Stefania Toczyska, Tansel Akzeybek, Alessio Arduini, Jonas Kaufmann, Ambrogio Maestri and Dimitri Platanias. Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden. This Unitel recording is made available in {…}

Michelle Johnson & Adam Diegel Lead Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

Boston Lyric Opera opens its new season on Oct. 1  with Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana.” The company will showcase the production at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston’s Seaport District in order to ensure the safest possible performances for audience members, artists, staff, and backstage workers. The Pavilion’s open-air structure allows BLO to produce large-scale live performances, with a full live {…}