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Cavalleria rusticana - Pagliacci

Pietro Mascagni - Ruggero Leoncavallo

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala 

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy


Teatro alla Scala Production


From 12 to 23 June 2015

Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes intermission included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
New productions at La Scala that have been especially favourably received by audiences have included the pairing of two celebrated one-act operas revisited with staging by director Mario Martone. New and ancient are jumbled together in the setting of Cavalleria, with the brothel, the colossal tree trunk sawn at its base, the audience of chairs in a church, a place of stares and slanderous whispers. Equally poignant is the transposition of Pagliacci into a squalid modern suburb, an encampment of vagrants and carnies at the edge of a highway ramp, perhaps a dead end. This revival of the providential show takes advantage of an exceptionally talented cast of vocalists with Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča in Cavalleria and Fiorenza Cedolins and Marco Berti in Pagliacci The conductor is the internationally renowned specialist of Italian opera, Carlo Rizzi.


Carlo Rizzi
Mario Martone
Sergio Tramonti
Ursula Patzak

Cast Cavalleria rusticana 

Elīna Garanča
Mara Zampieri
Jonas Kaufmann
Marco Vratogna

Cast Pagliacci 

Fiorenza Cedolins
Marco Berti
Marco Vratogna
Simone Piazzola
Juan José de León

With the support of
Teatro alla Scala