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Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at Carib 5 this Saturday

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Patricia Racette as Nedda with Marty Keiser Joshua Wynter and Andy Sapora in Leoncavallo’s 'Pagliacci'.
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’.

Met Opera's double bill, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, will be live on screen at Carib 5 this Saturday starting 11:30 a.m.

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 Alvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) designs 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) and Patricia Racette (Pagliacci) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.