Washington National Opera Presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert
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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.