Washington National Opera Presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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Act I: Orchestral Selections from Opera Masters *
~ Overture to Aida
* Giuseppe Verdi
~ Overture to Le Maschere*
* Pietro Mascagni
~ Crisantemi *for String Orchestra
* Giacomo Puccini
~ Prelude and “La Tregenda” from Le Villi*
* Giacomo Puccini
Act II: Cavalleria Rusticana*
*Composed by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci
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.