Opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. First performed on 17 May 1890 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.
Opera in a prologue and two acts with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
First performed at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on 21 May 1892.
In coproduction with the Teatre comunale di Bologna
Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
Although Mascagni and Leoncavallo never worked together, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci have become inseparable in the operatic world. As each is too court to make up a full evening’s performance, they found themselves on the same bill at the Met one evening in 1895. They have since become inseparable. Composed just two years apart, they were destined to become opera’s twins.
|Musical Director||Alexander Joel|
|Stade Director||Emma Dante|
|Set Designer||Carmine Maringola|
|Costumes Designer||Vanessa Sannino|
|Lighting Designer||Cristian Zucaro|
|Stage Director||Serena Sinigaglia|
|Set Designer||Maria Spazzi|
|Lighting Designer||Claudio De Pace|
|Canio, alias Pagliaccio||Diego Torre|
|Nedda, alias Colombina||Nino Machaidze|
|Tonio, alias Taddeo||Roman Burdenko|
|Beppo, alias Arlecchino||Migran Agadzhanyan*|
|Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus |
Director Alan Woodbridge
|Orchestre de la Suisse Romande|
|*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe|