CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Melodrama in one act After the sensational success of its 1890 premiere, Mascagni’s »Cavalleria rusticana« set off to conquer all the world’s greatest stages with a speed not seen before in the history of opera. The emotional appeal of the seemingly folkloric musical language, the lavish melody and the concise dramaturgy of the subject taken from the verismo movement, which depicts love, passion, adultery, jealousy and honour killings in the Sicilian peasant milieu, ensured that this one-act opera has enjoyed unwavering popularity to this day.PAGLIACCI Dramma in a prologue & two acts Inspired by »Cavalleria rusticana«, Leoncavallo created the prototype of a musical verismo work in a mere few months in 1892 with »Pagliacci«: the prologue already lets the audience know that true, unexaggerated life is about to be performed on stage.

12 Nov

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Location
Vienna State Opera
Date
12 November 2020
Starting Hour
19:00

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