Music by Pietro Mascagni, Libretto by Guido Menasci and Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Cavalleria)
Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo (Pagliacci) • NOVEMBER 9, 12, 15, 17, 2024

An adulterous double feature

Jealousy, two-timing, and revenge unite the back-to-back tragedies of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Possessiveness, machismo, and rage fuel their bloody conclusions.

Cavalleria Rusticana: On Easter Sunday, Alfio discovers his wife Lola has rekindled her old romance with Turiddu.

Pagliacci: Just before a performance of his traveling circus troupe, clown Canio discovers the infidelity of his wife Nedda.

Join us for this back-to-back double feature of love and hate—the first time Pittsburgh Opera has performed these two operas together since 1996!

These performances are sponsored in part by The Gailliot Fund and by a generous gift from Robert and Christine Pietrandrea.

Cavalleria Rusticana (photo credit: Ken Howard)

Pagliacci (photo credit: Ken Howard)

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