Cavalleria Rusticana

Narrated by: David Timson
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 vigor 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.

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Enjoy the opera as it was meant to be

It surpassed my expectations .
I enjoyed listening to the opera much more after this explanation .
The historic comparison of Mascagni conducting to the more modern recordings is excellent as well showing the difference interpretations of the same piece.

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