CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI to be Presented by the MetOpera Live in HD at Warner Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series presents Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 12:30 pm on April 25, 2015.

Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be presented by Jeffrey Engel and offered to all ticketholders two-hours before broadcast begins in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre lobby.

Single ticket price $27, Senior ticket $25, Student ticket (with ID) $20, Child ticket $16. For tickets, call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180 or

2014-15 Met Opera Live in HD Series is underwritten by Viron Rondo Osteria. Met Opera lecture series underwritten by Mitchell Auto Group.

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