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 Rusticanaand 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.



Read a feature on the Met Opera’s double bill production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci here.

Production Credits
David McVicar (Production); Rae Smith (Set Designer); Moritz Junge (Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Andrew George (Choreographer); Emil Wolk (Vaudeville Consultant)

Approximate HD runtime 3:30

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Met Lunch

Enjoy lunch in the scenic Shalin Liu Performance Center prior to the broadcast.  Met Lunches include a gourmet sandwich, chips, cookie and beverage served in the Third Floor Reception Hall with linens and glassware. Lunch: $15

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1) Eggplant, Artichoke, Sundried Tomato Pesto, Chèvre, Greens on Ciabatta
2) Roast Beef, Blue Cheese Aioli, Tomato, Greens on Ciabatta
3) Roast Turkey, Provolone, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Greens, on Ciabatta

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