The Met presents “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci”
Experience the ninth season of the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series The Met: Live in HD at the East Ridge 18 Cinemas.
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 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 (“Cavalleria Rusticana”) and Patricia Racette (“Pagliacci”) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
East Ridge 18 Cinema
5080 S. Terrace