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Cavalleria rusticana

Highlights Recital
Premieres September 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Available to our 2020/21 season ticket holders.

Overview

 

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

An online highlights recital recorded on the McCaw Hall stage at Seattle Center Studios available to season ticket holders from September 25–October 16, 2020. Subscriptions to our 2021 Spring Season are on sale and include this program and our full 2020 virtual fall season.

Experience the joys and tragedies of life in a small Italian village in this online program featuring highlights from Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. Many of the artists originally scheduled to perform in the August double bill are thrilled to participate in this presentation. Gregory Kunde, Sarah Larsen, Alexandra Lo Bianco, and Nerys Jones are featured singers with an intoruduction by Dramaturg Jonathan Dean. 

 

“[Kunde’striumph is undeniable, but rather a tribute to the opera, which can thus be enjoyed without a single note being missed or a single transition squandered.

L'ape musicale

Alexandra LoBianco, a soprano with dramatic flair and clarion power throughout her range.”

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This recital will be available to all 2020/21 season ticket holders through your My Account page. Please make sure you have the necessary log in information to access your Fall Season programming. In addition, instructions and links will be sent to your email address on file. If you are unsure of how to log in, or stream this video please review our Streaming FAQs or call Audience Services Monday through Friday 10 AM–2PM at 206-389-7676.

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Fall Season

Seattle Opera presents the fall season to entertain you, lift your spirits, and keep you connected to the music and artists you know and love. We are commited to presenting as many free opera performances as we can. In the 2020 Fall Season, a series of three recitals will begin with tenor Frederick Ballentine on October 2, 2020.  

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Artists

Gregory Kunde

Turiddu

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Turiddu (Cav.)/Canio (Pag.), Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
Previously at Seattle Opera: Don Ramiro, Cinderella (’96); Romeo, Romeo and Juliet (’88); Tamino, The Magic Flute (’88)
Recently: Otello, Otello (Royal Opera House Covent Garden); Samson, Samson et Dalila (Teatro de la Maestranza); Calaf, Turandot (Gran Teatre del Liceu)
Upcoming: Don Carlos, Don Carlos (Opera Royal de Wallonie); Jean de Leyde, Le Prophète (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Calaf, Turandot (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma)

Last Updated: December 2019

Gregory Kunde

Turiddu

Alexandra LoBianco

Santuzza

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Stantuzza, Cavalleria rusticana

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Seattle Opera Debut: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (’14)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Aida, Aida ('18)
Recently: Chrysothemis, Elektra (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Prima Donna/Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos (Austin Opera); Helmwige, Die Walküre (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Tosca, Tosca (Portland Opera), Aida, Aida (Opera Carolina), Leonore, Fidelio (North Carolina Opera)

Last updated: September 2020

 

Alexandra LoBianco

Santuzza

Nerys Jones

Mamma Lucia

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Giovanna, Rigoletto

Hometown: Llanfair Caereinion, Wales 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Inez, Il trovatore ('19)
Recently: Second Lady, The Magic Flute (Vashon Opera); Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro (Tacoma Opera); Female Chorus, The Rape of Lucretia (Tacoma Opera)
Upcoming: Recitals in Vancouver BC and Seattle; Soloist, Messiah (Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers)

Last updated: July 2019

Nerys Jones

Mamma Lucia

Sarah Larsen

Lola

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Lola, Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Seattle Opera Young Artist 2011/12, 2012/13
Seattle Opera Debut: Mercédès, Carmen (’11) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Composer, Ariadne auf Naxos (’15); The Secretary, The Consul (’14); Maddalena, Rigoletto (’14)
Recently: Dorabella, Così fan tutte (Mill City Summer Orchestra); Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Virginia Opera); Jan, Everest (Calgary Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City)
Upcoming: Flora, La traviata (Metropolitan Opera)

Last updated: December 2019

Sarah Larsen

Lola

John Keene

Pianist

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Seattle Opera Debut: Chorusmaster, Fidelio (’12)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Chorusmaster, Eugene Onegin (‘20); Pianist, Recitals with Melody Wilson and Angela Brown (’20), and Three Singing Sisters (’19)
Upcoming: Pianist, Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana, and Angela Meade and Jamie Barton in Concert (Seattle Opera) 

Last updated: September 2020

John Keene

Pianist

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2020/21 Season Sponsors

James and Sherry Raisbeck
Barbara Stephanus

Production Sponsor

Kreielsheimer Foundation

Main Image © Philip Newton | Photos: Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana, Theater Bonn, 2019 © Thilo Beu, THEATER BONN