Meadow Brook Amphitheatre | Rochester Hills, Michigan
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 2021. Originally Saturday 15th May 2021. All original tickets are still valid!
Cavalleria Rusticana will be performed at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 15th 2021. One of the classic verismo operas by Pietro Mascagni, 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, so, come on, grab your tickets for some outstanding opera under the stars at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre!
The Cavalleria Rusticana, is a quirky story, a love triangle in a small Sicilian village, that unfolds tragically during a celebration of the Easter holiday, Mascagni’s one-act opera delivers a consummate Italian verismo form. With glorious arias and duets, absolutely gorgeous music, and a ground-breaking depiction of real people. A phenomenon from the first notes of its premiere on May 17, 1890, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Cavalleria rusticana develops in motion at the rustic and beautiful Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, the perfect place for an opera that brings to life the beauty of the countryside. Book your tickets right now to this real Italian masterpiece! Only at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 15th 2021.
The Premiere of Cavalleria rusticana opened on May 1890 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome to a half empty house. However, the audience included not only the most authoritative music critics in Italy but also Queen Margherita, It was a phenomenal success from its opening notes. Following Stagno's rendition of the Siciliana behind the curtain the audience leaped to their feet with a thunderous applause not heard within that theater for many years. The Siciliana was encored as were several other numbers in the opera. Cavalleria rusticana finally had its American premiere in Philadelphia at the Grand Opera House in September 1891.