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Chor & Extrachor der Oper Graz & Singschul‘ der Oper Graz & Grazer Philharmoniker & Oksana LynivCavalleria Rusticana - Pagliacci
Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) Cavalleria rusticana Ezgi Kutlu Santuzza Aldo Di Toro Turiddu Cheryl Studer Lucia Audun Iversen Alfio Mareike Jankowski Lola

Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857–1919) Pagliacci Aldo Di Toro Canio Aurelia Florian Nedda Audun Iversen Tonio Martin Fournier Beppo Neven Crnic Silvio Sangyeon Chae 1. Bauer Christian Scherler 2. Bauer Choir & Extrachoir of the Oper Graz Singschul’ of the Oper Graz Grazer Philharmonic Orchestra Oksana Lyniv

This is where two one-hit-wonders of nineteenth-century Italian operas meet. Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana was first performed in Rome in 1890 and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci in Milan two years later. The subject of Cavalleria rusticana is based on a then very popular peasant tragedy by Giovanni Verga. Pagliacci draws ...more

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