Cavalleria Rusticana



The opera Cavalleria Rusticana was composed by Pietro Mascagni to a libretto by Guido Menasci and Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti based on Cavalleria Rusticana by Giovanni Verga. It was first performed at Teatro Costanzi in Rome (Italy) on 1890-05-17 and published by Sonzogno. The opera is set in Sicily.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Alfio, A coachman (Baritone)
  • Lola, Alfio's wife (Mezzosoprano)
  • Mamma Lucia, Turiddu's mother (Contralto)
  • Santuzza, A young peasant woman (Soprano)
  • Turiddu, A young peasant (Tenor)
Recordings: 429 568-2


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