Seton Hall University Classical Concert Series 2023 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana

The traditional Cav/Pag double-bill has a flaw: “Pagliacci” overshadows “Cavalleria Rusticana.” As a result, “Cavalleria,” like an amuse-bouche, is a warmup for a more exciting opera. This bias in the Cav/Pag pairing seems illogical. Both operas are set in rural Italian/Sicilian villages, feature true-to-life characters, love triangles, and culminate in utter tragedy. Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” stands as the first opera {…}

Molly Dunn, Jeremy Brauner, Jason Detwiler Headline ‘La Traviata’ at South Orange Performing Arts Center

South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey is set to present Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Nov. 30, 2022. The partly staged performance of the classic work will star Molly Dunn as Violetta with Jeremy Brauner as Alfredo and Jason Detwiler as Giorgio Germont. The MidAtlantic Symphony and Seton Hall University Choir will also perform. Dunn recently performed “La Traviata” {…}