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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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AachenA Night at the Opera

Bizet, Gounod, Bellini, Lehár, Mascagni, Bernstein
Sinfonieorchester Aachen; Christopher Ward; Rolando Villazón; Louise Alder

AmsterdamNetherlands Radio Choir: Famous Italian Opera Choruses

© Simon van Boxtel
Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni, Bellini, Puccini
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Giancarlo Andretta; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)

MurciaArias en el cine

Arias en el cine
Strauss R., Handel, Bellini, Puccini, Mascagni, Gounod, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Bizet, Rossini
Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia; Virginia Martínez; Pilar Jurado

ViennaKammermusik der Wiener Philharmoniker 2

Mascagni, Wagner, von Freiberg, Homilius, Wunderer
Ronald Janezic; Wiener Hornquartett; Wolfgang Lintner; Wolfgang Vladar; Lars Michael Stransky

TokyoVienna Philharmonic Week in Japan 2018 Opening

Strauss R., Bizet, Popper, Mascagni, Wagner, Mozart, Weber, Bernstein, von Freiberg
Members of the Vienna Philharmonic
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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 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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