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Composer: Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945)

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Year of birth1863
Year of death1945
NationalityItaly
PeriodRomantic
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GenevaCavalleria rusticana i Pagliacci

Cavalleria rusticana i Pagliacci
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Alexander Joel; Emma Dante; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Carmine Maringola; Vanessa Sannino; Oksana Volkova; Mélody Louledjian

BudapestRamón Vargas recital

Ramón Vargas recital
Liszt, Montsalvatge, Leoncavallo, Cilea, Respighi, Mascagni, Denza, Tosti, Rossini
Ramón Vargas; Charles Spencer; Hungarian State Opera

BudapestCavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

© Attila Nagy
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Marco Comin; Georges Delnon; Hungarian State Opera; Madeleine Schleich; Prisca Baumann; Gyöngyi Lukács; Ildikó Komlósi

BerlinCavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

© Bettina Stöß
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Stefano Ranzani; David Pountney; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Robert Innes Hopkins; Daniela Barcellona; Gaston Rivero

MunichSonderkonzert am Pfingsten

Smetana, Mascagni, Schubert, Tchaikovsky
Silke Aichhorn; Residenz Solisten
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Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
David McVicar's uninspiring Cavalleria rusticana remains problematic, but a strong Pagliacci leaves the New York audience gasping. 
****1
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills

Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byrna Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherina Ashmore
After its Christmas break, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci return to the Royal Opera in Daminano Michieletto's arresting production. 
****1
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag

Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Even stronger than first time round, Michieletto's impressive staging is complemented by an outstanding double role debut from Hymel and a heartbreaking Santuzza from Elīna Garanča.
*****
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Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

Giselle Allen as Santuzza © Robert Workman
Opera North's Little Greats festival continues with two deeply contrasting short operas - a grimly tragic and austere version of Macagni's Cavalleria rusticana and a frothy and hilarious production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury.
****1
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Duel of duos from Opera in the City Festival

Becca Marriott (Sylvia) and Sophie Goldrick (Zanetto) © Lidia Crisafulli
Opera in the City puts two key short works side by side, both duos, to create an evening of contrasting voices in which mature, selfish passion quails before youthful promise. 
****1
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