Washington National Opera Presents Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert
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American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of spirited dance to the Kennedy Center with their performance of Don Quixote. Matadors, gypsies and lively street scenes evoke a storybook Spain, with nonstop dancing to Ludwig Minkus' melodic score. The mixed rep shows include works by Fokine, (Les Sylphides, Gomes (Aftereffect) and Ashton (The Dream). For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. 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.