Vancouver Opera – Cavalleria Rusticana In Concert

Cavalleria Rusticana In Concert

Overview

This beloved masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert delivers intense passion, memorable music and incredible arias. This one-act opera, performed live and in concert, welcomes back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Overview

This beloved masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert delivers intense passion, memorable music and incredible arias. This one-act opera, performed live and in concert, welcomes back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Performances:

Sat Feb 12 | 7:30PM
Sun Feb 13 | 2:00PM
Click to view available seats

Runtime:

80 minutes no intermission

Performances:

Sat Feb 12 | 7:30PM
Sun Feb 13 | 2:00PM
Click to view available seats

Runtime:

80 minutes no intermission

Synopsis

Synopsis

This beloved masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert delivers intense passion, memorable music and incredible arias. This one-act opera, performed live and in concert, welcomes back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

This beloved masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert delivers intense passion, memorable music and incredible arias. This one-act opera, performed live and in concert, welcomes back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Cast

Cast

Conductor: Jonathan Darlington

Santuzza: Othalie Graham

Turridu: David Pomeroy

Alfio: Gregory Dahl

Conductor: Jonathan Darlington

Santuzza: Othalie Graham

Turridu: David Pomeroy

Alfio: Gregory Dahl

Luka Kawabata, Yulanda M Faris Young Artists Program

Luka Kawabata

Luka Kawabata, Yulanda M Faris Young Artists Program

Luka Kawabata

Luka Kawabata, Yulanda M Faris Young Artists Program

Luka Kawabata

Cast

Cast

Production Program

Read the digital house programme for Amahl and get to know more about this opera, the cast, creative team and the digital season!

Production Program

Read the digital house programme for Amahl and get to know more about this opera, the cast, creative team and the digital season!

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #2

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Kristina Szabó

soprano (Euridice)

Mireille Lebel

Orfeo (mezzo-soprano)

Mireille Asselin

Amore (soprano)

Kristina Szabó

soprano (Euridice)

Mireille Lebel

Orfeo (mezzo-soprano )

Mireille Asselin

Amore (soprano)

Creative Team

Creative Team

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer

Leslie Dala

Conductor

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer

Leslie Dala

Conductor

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer 

Les Dala

Conductor

Composer

Pietro Mascagni (December 7, 1863 – August 2, 1945)

Italian operatic composer, one of the principal exponents of verismo, a style of opera writing marked by melodramatic, often violent plots with characters drawn from everyday life. Mascagni studied at the conservatory at Milan, but, unable to submit to the discipline of his master, Amilcare Ponchielli, he left to join a traveling opera company. In 1889 he won the first prize in a competition with his one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana, based on a Sicilian melodrama by Giovanni Verga. It was produced at the Teatro Costanzi, Rome, on May 17, 1890, and was an instant success; it subsequently maintained its popularity, usually being given with Ruggero Leoncavallo’s one-act Pagliacci. Le maschere (1901), reviving the commedia dell’arte, is musically superior, though it had little success. Mascagni succeeded Arturo Toscanini as musical director of La Scala, Milan, in 1929. Among Mascagni’s other operas are L’amico Fritz (1891), Iris (1898), and Nerone (1935), the last glorifying Benito Mussolini.

Pietro Mascagni (December 7, 1863 – August 2, 1945)

Italian operatic composer, one of the principal exponents of verismo, a style of opera writing marked by melodramatic, often violent plots with characters drawn from everyday life. Mascagni studied at the conservatory at Milan, but, unable to submit to the discipline of his master, Amilcare Ponchielli, he left to join a traveling opera company. In 1889 he won the first prize in a competition with his one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana, based on a Sicilian melodrama by Giovanni Verga. It was produced at the Teatro Costanzi, Rome, on May 17, 1890, and was an instant success; it subsequently maintained its popularity, usually being given with Ruggero Leoncavallo’s one-act Pagliacci. Le maschere (1901), reviving the commedia dell’arte, is musically superior, though it had little success. Mascagni succeeded Arturo Toscanini as musical director of La Scala, Milan, in 1929. Among Mascagni’s other operas are L’amico Fritz (1891), Iris (1898), and Nerone (1935), the last glorifying Benito Mussolini.

Music

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #2

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

CASTING AND PERFORMANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE