West Bay Opera Presents Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
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The last date listed for Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci was Sunday October 21, 2007 / 2:00pm.
Southern Italian village life, dominated by a peculiar mix of Church morals and the Sicilian code of honor, provides the backdrop for these two verismo masterpieces about love and betrayal. In Cavalleria rusticana, tipped off by Santuzza, the betrayed and pregnant girlfriend, Alfio kills Turiddu, his wife’s lover, in a knife fight. In Pagliacci, blurring the line between performance and life, Canio the clown kills both Nedda, his wife, and Silvio, her lover, on the circus stage in front of a stunned audience.
Performed in Italian with English titles.