Cavalleria rusticana: In Concert - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

What better way to bring back live performance than with a concert presentation of Mascagni’s beloved masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana?

A love triangle that unfolds tragically during a celebration of the Easter holiday, Mascagni’s one-act delivers an opera of consummate Italian verismo form—glorious arias and duets, gorgeous music, and a groundbreaking depiction of real people. This concert features an all-star cast including soprano Christine Goerke (Elektra, Twilight: Gods), and is conducted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Jader Bignamini.

Fast Facts

Presented at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Music by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci
Conducted by Jader Bignamini

Presented in cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

“Moving, heart-wrenching, and intense.”
-The Chicago Sun Times

Artists

Christine Goerke

Santuzza

Brian Jagde

Turiddu

Catherine Martin

Lola

Ronnita Miller

Mamma Lucia

Alfred Walker

Alfio

Synopsis

Seduction, affairs, and the grace of Italian mothers … What better way to bring back live performance than with a concert presentation of Mascagni’s beloved masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana?

A love triangle that unfolds tragically during a celebration of the Easter holiday, Mascagni’s one-act delivers an opera of consummate Italian verismo form—glorious arias and duets, gorgeous music, and a groundbreaking depiction of real people. A sensation from the first notes of its premiere on May 17, 1890, Cavalleria rusticana appears inMOTion at the rustic and beautiful Meadow Brook Amphitheater, the perfect place for an opera that brings to life the beauty of the countryside. This concert features an all-star cast including internationally renowned soprano and MOT’s Associate Artistic Director Christine Goerke (Elektra, Twilight: Gods) and conducted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Jader Bignamini.

Famed for moments like the orchestral ‘Intermezzo,’ Cavalleria rusticana under the stars promises to be a spectacular treat to kick off the 2021-2022 season.

Sponsors

 

Knight Foundation Logo

with additional support from:
Marvin, Betty, and Joanne Danto Family Foundation
Paul & Mary Sue Ewing, Carl and Mary Ann Fontana,
Elaine Fontana, the estate of Sidney Rose
and
Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes

Fast Facts

Presented at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Music by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci
Conducted by Jader Bignamini

Presented in cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

“Moving, heart-wrenching, and intense.”
-The Chicago Sun Times

Sponsors

 

Knight Foundation Logo

with additional support from:
Marvin, Betty, and Joanne Danto Family Foundation
Paul & Mary Sue Ewing, Carl and Mary Ann Fontana,
Elaine Fontana, the estate of Sidney Rose
and
Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes