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Cavalleria Rusticana

The Light in the Piazza: New Productions of 'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci' at the Met

Opera Teen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Opera Teen

McVicar's choice to treat the operas as two separate pieces is interesting. Yes, they're two different pieces by two different composers, but they share multiple common themes. Pagliacci's composition was, in fact, inspired by Cavalleria.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Introduces 'Rita' by Donizetti, February 12-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The best way to describe Verdi's String Quartet in E minor is that it's just so very-very Verdi. Including it on a program such as this reveals similar dramatic flavors found in any of his operas.

Maria Callas, My Diva!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

To my childhood ears, her voice was deafeningly penetrating, almost like a howling, but to the public it was simply magic.