Cavalleria Rusticana + Pagliacci


Film runs Sat, Apr 25 through Mon, Apr 27.

Sat, Apr 25

12:25pm Buy Tickets
Walter Reade Theater

Mon, Apr 27

12:55pm Buy Tickets
Walter Reade Theater

Cavalleria Rusticana + Pagliacci
Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo,
210 minutes

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Series: The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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