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Composer: Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945)

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Year of birth1863
Year of death1945
June 2018
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Castel San Pietro TermeGrand Opening

Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Mascagni
Varignana Music Festival Orchestra; Lorenzo Bizzarri; Varignana Music Festival Choir

ManchesterThe Hallé - Choral Extravaganza

© The Hallé
Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Jenkins, Parry, Wagner, Orff, Traditional, Bizet, Whitacre, Glinka, Mascagni
The Hallé; Jonathon Heyward; Hallé Choir; Matthew Hamilton


Mascagni: Isabeau
Francesco Cilluffo; Martin Lloyd-Evans; Opera Holland Park; takis; Mikhail Svetlov; Anne-Sophie Duprels; George Von Bergen

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)

ViennaKammermusik der Wiener Philharmoniker 2

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