Even those people who are not familiar with the art of opera, probably heard and loved songs from the operas "Cavalleria Rusticana", because it sounds in the soundtrack of the famous film "The Godfather." Famous Sicilian crime drama - actually "own daughter" "Rural honor".
Interest director Liliana Cavani to verismo, a unique direction of Italian opera playwrights, which is characterized by a combination of a simple everyday story and tragedy, and an amazing composer Mascagni's music captivated and inspired her to work. The world saw the "rural life" in the staging student Luchino Visconti, filled with simple decorations and always relevant and understandable to the viewer actions.
In this opera there is anything that can happen in the life of an ordinary man: love and passion, jealousy and revenge, betrayal and remorse. A dynamic story that keeps the audience in suspense, takes place in just one day. Full of drama ensemble scenes, foreboding disaster and the bloody denouement of the plot of the opera do not leave anyone indifferent. Modern audiences enjoy scenes compact format - the opera is no longer arias and duets, difficult to understand.
The opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" long been a worldwide popularity, has found its place on the stage of Mikhailovsky, who was able to add to it new note of charm and modernity.
Libretto: Giovanni Tardzhoni-Totsetti and Guido Menashe on the novel by Giovanni Verga
Director: Liliana Cavani
Directed by: Marina Bianchi
Premiere: 25 January 2008
The duration of the opera: 1 hour 15 minutes with one intermission