Screening from July 4, 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.
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA CAST: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko Lučić
PAGLIACCI CAST: Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas Meachem
CONDUCTOR: Fabio Luisi PRODUCTION: David McVicar Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes incl. intermission (Check closer to screening date) TRAILER Click here for participating cinemas Return to the Met Opera 2014-2015 cinema season