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Marcelo Álvarez (Turiddu) and Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Piety and violence in San Carlo's Cavalleria rusticana

By , 06 July 2019
****1
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
**111
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Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A Cav & Pag double bill with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

By , 30 September 2018
***11
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) © Ali Wright
London

Mascagni's Isabeau at Opera Holland Park

By , 14 July 2018
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Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Rome

Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag double bill in Rome

By , 05 April 2018
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
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Giselle Allen as Santuzza © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
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Becca Marriott (Sylvia) and Sophie Goldrick (Zanetto) © Lidia Crisafulli
London

Duel of duos: Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri, Mascagni's Zanetto

By , 03 August 2017
****1
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Muti in his element: Italian opera with the Chicago Symphony and Chorus

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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Juan Diego Flórez © Simon Fowler | Decca
London

An operatic big hitter: Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 02 June 2017
****1
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Lise Davidsen © Jonathan Rose
London

Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen at the Wigmore Hall

By , 09 May 2017
****1
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Rosario La Spina (Turiddu) and Jacqueline Dark (Santuzza) © Ali Feo
Adelaide

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season

By , 20 April 2017
***11
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elle) © Rosso Casaluci
Bologna

Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

By , 09 April 2017
*****
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Dragana Radakovic (Santuzza), Dominica Matthews (Mamma Lucia) and Diego Torre (Turiddu) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

By , 17 December 2016
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Music director Stuart Stratford conducting the Orchestra of Scottish Opera © Scottish Opera
Glasgow

Curiosity and ambivalence in Scottish Opera's L'amico Fritz

By , 23 October 2016
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Talise Trevigne (Iris) © Cory Weaver
Annandale-on-Hudson

Mascagni's Iris: music beyond verismo in New York

By , 22 July 2016
***11
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Iris) and Noah Stewart (Osaka) © Robert Workman
London

A grim fate for sopranos: Mascagni's Iris at Holland Park

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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David Kempster (Tonio) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Canio) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2016
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Benjie del Rosario as Canio (Pagliaccio) © Laurent Compagnon
London

Tragic tears of a clown: Cav and Pag at Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 14 May 2016
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© Craig Ogden
Macclesfield

Springtime in Italy in Macclesfield: Northern Chamber Orchestra

By , 14 May 2016
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Ekaterina Siurina and Luis Gomes © Jonathan Rose
London

Rosenblatt strikes again: Luis Gomes and Ekaterina Siurina at Wigmore Hall

By , 16 March 2016
****1
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Irene Roberts and Bryan Hymel at Wigmore Hall © Jonathan Rose
London

From Heaven's joys to arena's sands: Hymel and Roberts Wigmore Hall

By , 25 February 2016
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 03 December 2015
****1
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Eva-Maria Westbroek © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
***11
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Angelo Villari (Guglielmo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Maria) © Clive Barda
Wexford

Ivory Gothic madness: a visceral Guglielmo Ratcliff in Wexford

By , 22 October 2015
*****
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Milan

Waking Nightmares: Mario Martone's Cav—Pag double bill reprised at La Scala

By , 12 June 2015
***11
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New York City

Darkly intense Cavalleria rusticana and cluttered Pagliacci at the Met

By , 14 April 2015
***11
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London

Nationalistic fervour from the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 27 November 2014
***11
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San Diego

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello show San Diego Opera the way forward

By , 05 September 2014
****1
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Naples

A blood-spattered, claustrophobic Cavalleria rusticana

By , 19 July 2014
****1
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Palo Alto

New Century Chamber Orchestra presents Donizetti's Rita

By , 14 February 2014
***11
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Oxford

Sylvia Schwartz performs with the Oxford Philomusica

By , 04 November 2013
***11
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London

A game of two halves: Cav and Pag at Opera Holland Park

By , 07 June 2013
***11
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Dublin

Drama at Joseph Calleja's concert in Dublin

By , 06 April 2013
***11
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Oslo

Easter in Italy: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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Bristol

The divine and the worldly: Exultate Singers at St George's Bristol

By , 23 February 2013
****1
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Hong Kong

New Year double bill in Hong Kong: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 05 January 2013
***11
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Paris

Belgium offers Paris a night of music and royalty

By , 31 October 2012
***11
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Helsinki

Joseph Calleja with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki

By , 08 October 2012
***11
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Munich

Un-Italian weather thwarts Bavarian Radio Symphony's “Notte Italiana"

By , 08 July 2012
***11
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London

Zanetto and Gianni Schicchi: Opera Holland Park's Florentine Double Bill

By , 22 June 2012
***11
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Paris

Rustic chivalry and clowns in Paris: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 06 May 2012
****1
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New York City

Anna Caterina Antonacci Casts a Spell over New York

By , 08 April 2012
*****
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London

Just for once, the course of true love runs smooth

By , 23 June 2011
**111
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Cavalleria rusticana: Elīna Garanča (Santuzza) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Wenn Erwartungen übererfüllt werden: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 March 2019
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Pagliacci: Audun Iversen (Tonio) und Aldo di Toro (Canio) © Oper Graz | Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci als szenischer Totalausfall in Graz

By , 29 September 2018
**111
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