The opera «Cavalleria Rusticana»

The opera «Cavalleria Rusticana»

Performed in Italian.

Pietro Mascagni created a musical performance specially for the contest Eduardo Sonkono, the Italian publisher. To participate in the competition needed opera in one act. Takes the job only young and little-known Italian composers. Pietro Mascagni was able to write a great musical drama, which, after the incredible success of Rome began to show, first in Berlin and then in Moscow. "St. Petersburg Chamber Opera 'first contact with the artistic delights of the famous composer Mascagni.

In the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" fascinates all: expressive and charming music, wonderful voice performers, wonderful story and the perfect combination of verismo ( "truthfulness") with theatrical imagery. Drama has only one act, but for some half-hour audience with his head dipped into the breathtaking swirl of personal tragedies heroes.

Heart in the sweet languor is compressed in the gentle embrace of pure love, groaning in pain during the scenes of betrayal and jealousy, full of anger, watching the nascent plan of revenge. The love triangle between the three main characters, Lola, Turiddu and Santuzza, is more like that in the Bermuda Triangle, which disappear not only people, but also bright and beautiful in its sincerity of feeling ...

Libretto: by Giovanni Tardzhoni-Totsetti, Guido Menashe on the novel by Giovanni Verga
Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov
Premiere: October 24, 2015
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes


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