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Music for your eyes

France : Europe/Paris

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Met Opera


  • The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
  • David McVicar (Stage Direction)
  • Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor) : Turiddu
  • Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano) : Santuzza
  • George Gagnidze (Bass) : Tonio
  • Patricia Racette (Soprano) : Nedda


Cavalleria Rusticana, opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci after Giovanni Verga's play
First performance in Rome, Teatro Costanzi, May 17, 1890

Pagliacci, opera in a prologue and two acts by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
First performance in Milan, Teatro Dal Verme, May 21, 1892

Recording: Metropolitan Opera New York
Director: Gary Halvorson
Duration: 02:37

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