McVicar’s Production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci returns to the Met


miércoles, 3 de enero de 2018

The verismo double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 8, 2018. Sir David McVicar’s production features Roberto Alagna as the chief protagonist in both parts; as Turiddu, a returning soldier in Cavalleria; and as Canio, the head of a traveling performance troupe in Pagliacci. The French tenor previously accomplished the feat of singing both of the one-act operas in one evening at the Met, in 2009, one of ten singers to have done so with the company since 1901.

Alagna’s co-stars for Cavalleria Rusticana include Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek, sharing the role of jilted lover Santuzzaand George Gagnidze and Željko Lučić as the cart driver, Alfio. For Pagliacci, Aleksandra Kurzak sings the role of Canio’s wife Nedda with Gagnidze as fellow entertainer Tonio, and Alessio Arduini as Nedda’s lover, Silvio. Nicola Luisotti conducts all performances.

Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

Performances for Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci: January 8, 13mat, 17, 20mat, 25, 29; February 1. Curtain times vary: complete schedule hereRunning time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.


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