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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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LondonPhilharmonia Orchestra – Valentine’s Day Gal

© Marco Borggreve
Verdi, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Bizet, Mascagni
Philharmonia Orchestra; Christian Schumann; Anna Fedorova

MilanFabio Sartori

Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Tosti
Fabio Sartori; Mzia Bachtouridze

ViennaCavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Giacomo Sagripanti; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Vienna State Opera; Elīna Garanča; Yonghoon Lee

MilanKrassimira Stoyanova

Verdi, Puccini, Catalani, Cilea, Mascagni, Tchaikovsky
Krassimira Stoyanova; Ludmil Angelov

GlasgowSilvano (concert performance)

Silvano (concert performance)
Mascagni: Silvano
Stuart Stratford; Scottish Opera; Emma Bell; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera; Scottish Opera Chorus
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A Cav & Pag with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Tenor-turned-director José Cura transplants the action from southern Italy to Buenos Aires. 
***11
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Mascagni's Isabeau at Opera Holland Park

Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) © Ali Wright
An embarrassingly trite libretto proves unsalvageable, even with a committed cast of singers.
*1111
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Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag in Rome

Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Pippo Delbono, an advocate of experimental theatre, tests the audience's patience at Opera di Roma, masking some enjoyable musical performances.
**111
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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 Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine 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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