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Opera Explained: MASCAGNI - Cavalleria rusticana (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to... MASCAGNI: Cavalleria rusticana

Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-084-X
8.558080

Cavalleria rusticana is the short opera that has all the elements of a grand opera compressed into a single highly dramatic time span. The story of love, lust, blood-feud and betrayal played out against the pageantry of the Easter celebrations in a Sicilian village delivers an emotional wallop because of the youthful vigour and musical wealth of its great score which includes the glorious Easter Hymn and the deeply moving Intermezzo. Mascagni was never to repeat his youthful success but this brief work is enough to ensure his immortality.

  Opera Explained: Cavalleria rusticana
1.   Play with flash player Background: Introduction 00:04:40
2.   Play with flash player Background: History 00:03:07
3.   Play with flash player Background: The bel canto: Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti 00:02:12
4.   Play with flash player Background: Verdi 00:04:27
5.   Play with flash player Background: Puccini and the verismo school 00:03:02
6.   Play with flash player Background: Bizet's Carmen 00:04:11
7.   Play with flash player Background: Mascagni 00:06:51
8.   Play with flash player Background: Mascagni's other operas 00:05:06
9.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Prelude and Sicilian setting 00:06:34
10.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Beginning 00:05:14
11.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: The Easter Hymn 00:07:18
12.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Sin and sanctity 00:03:11
13.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Santuzza confronts Turiddu 00:04:41
14.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo 00:05:58
15.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Turiddu drinks and Alfio makes his challenge 00:03:19
16.   Play with flash player Cavalleria rusticana: Turiddu says goodbye before the duel 00:06:40

Total Playing Time: 01:16:31






Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Catalogue No: 8.558080

Barcode: 0636943808023

Release Date: 12/2003

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