Washington National Opera Presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert
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The last date listed for Washington National Opera: Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert was Friday May 30, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
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<p>Act I: Orchestral Selections from Opera Masters
~ Overture to Aida
Giuseppe Verdi </p> <p> ~ Overture to Le Maschere
Pietro Mascagni</p> <p> ~ Crisantemi for String Orchestra
Giacomo Puccini</p> <p> ~ Prelude and “La Tregenda” from Le Villi
Act II: Cavalleria Rusticana
Composed by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci </p> <p>Set in a Sicilian village, this melodramatic tale of "rustic chivalry" follows the fickle and passionate love triangle between Turiddu, who loves Lola; Santuzza, who loves Turiddu, the father of her child; and Alfio, the all-too-trusting husband of Lola. Mascagni's music takes us through the emotional heights and depths of this tragic love story.
"Force of nature" mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick makes her company debut as she joins Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra (Andrea Chénier, Tosca), American baritone Gordon Hawkins (Porgy and Bess, Das Rheingold) and the Washington National Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a concert version of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.</p>