Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Arena di Verona

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About the Event

In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of opera music by Mascagni and Leoncavallo, staging of the two masterworks at Verona's treasured and world‐renowned Arena di Verona.

Cavalleria Rusticana


Cavalleria Rusticana is an Italian opera by Pietro Mascagni. Premiered in 1890, the work is considered a classic of the verismo movement, which aimed to depict the lives of ordinary people on stage. Set in a Sicilian village, Turiddu has seduced and then abandoned Santuzza, before beginning an affair with his old love, the now‐married Lola.

Pagliacci


Pagliacci — an opera in two acts with a prologue. Composed, like 'Cavalleria Rusticana' for a competition in 1890, it waited until 1892 for its premiere. Since then, under the baton of Toscanini, it has enjoyed great popularity and has been staged with great success to this day. Set in the south of Italy it tells the story of Canio, the chief traveling comedian, Nedda's jealous husband, to whom the comedian Tonio is recommended. Meanwhile, Nedda loves young Silvia and wants to escape with him. It is a tragic story of love, jelousy and loss.

Arena di Verona


The Arena di Verona is the third largest Roman amphitheatre still standing. Built around 30 AD, the Arena is also among the best‐preserved amphitheatres of the period. Its gigantic dimensions 140 meters long and 100 meters wide, and seating for over 30,000 spectators, ensure it dominates the northern part of Piazza Bra. Excellent acoustics and a fabulous location make it an ideal venue for large‐scale opera performances. The monument was re‐established as a theatre during the Renaissance, and in 1913 the tradition of opera at the Arena di Verona began with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's 'Aida'.

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Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat in the first central rows of the stalls.

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Numbered seat with upholstered backrest and padded seat. Royal box.

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Poltronissima
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1 Settore Verdi
Numbered seat with backrest*.

2 Settore Puccini
Numbered seat with backrest*.

3 Settore Rossini
Numbered seat with backrest*.

4 Settore Gradinata Numerata
Numbered seat on the steps — no chair*.

5 Settore Gradinata Numerata
Numbered seat on the steps — no chair*.

6 Settore Grad. Numerata Sx/Dx
Numbered seats on the steps sideways — no chair*.



* Cushions can be rented in the Arena.

Program

  • Mascagni, Pietro – Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Leoncavallo, Ruggero – Pagliacci
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Cavalleria rusticana


Santuzza
Anna Pirozzi (25/6)
Sonia Ganassi (2/7)
Maria José Siri (22/7)
Aleksandra Kurzak (31/7)
Ekaterina Semenchuk (14/8)

Lola
Josè Maria Lo Monaco (25/6 – 2, 22/7)
Clarissa Leonardi (31/7 – 14/8)

Turiddu
Murat Karahan (25/6 – 22/7)
Yusif Eyvazov (2/7)
Roberto Alagna (31/7)
Piero Pretti (14/8)

Alfio
Amartuvshin Enkhbat (25/6)
Sebastian Catana (2, 22/7)
Ambrogio Maestri (31/7 – 14/8)

Lucia
Katia Ricciarelli (25/6 – 2/7)
Agostina Smimmero (22/7 – 14/8)
Elena Zilio (31/7)

Pagliacci


Nedda (Colombina)
Marina Rebeka (25/6 – 14/8)
Valeria Sepe (2/7)
María José Siri (22/7)
Aleksandra Kurzak (31/7)

Canio (Pagliaccio)
Yusif Eyvazov (25/6 – 2/7)
Fabio Sartori (22/07)
Roberto Alagna (31/7)
Vittorio Grigolo (14/8)

Tonio (Taddeo the fool)
Amartuvshin Enkhbat (25/6)
Sebastian Catana (2, 22/7)
Ambrogio Maestri (31/7 – 14/8)

Peppe (Arlecchino)
Riccardo Rados (25/6 – 2, 22/7)
Matteo Mezzaro (31/7 – 14/8)

Silvio
Mario Cassi (25/6 – 22/7 – 14/8)
Davide Luciano (2, 31/7)

A villager
Max René Cosotti

A villager
Dario Giorgelè

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Conductor
Marco Armiliato

Direction
Gabriele Muccino

Set design
Alessandro Camera

Costumes
Carla Ricotti

Lighting
design Paolo Mazzon

Chorus Master
Vito Lombardi

Arena di Verona New Stage Design

Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus and Technical team

Address

Arena di Verona, Piazza Bra 28, Verona, Italy — Google Maps

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