Opera’s Most Popular Double Bill, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Returns With Fabio Luisi Conducting Sir David McVicar’s Production; Roberto Alagna stars as the murderous clown Canio in Pagliacci,with Barbara Frittoli as his doomed wife Nedda; Yonghoon Lee sings his first Met performances of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, opposite Violeta Urmana and rising dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Santuzza

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Opera’s Most Popular Double Bill, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Returns With Fabio Luisi Conducting Sir David McVicar’s Production

 

Roberto Alagna stars as the murderous clown Canio in Pagliacci,

with Barbara Frittoli as his doomed wife Nedda

 

Yonghoon Lee sings his first Met performances of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, opposite Violeta Urmana and rising dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Santuzza

 

New York, NY (January 11, 2016) – The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21. Sir David McVicar’s acclaimed production, which premiered last season, will be led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. In Cavalleria Rusticana, Yonghoon Lee and Liudmyla Monastyrska add new roles to their Met repertory as the callous Turiddu and wronged Sicilian heroine Santuzza. Violeta Urmana reprises Santuzza in the opening performances, and Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the carter Alfio. In Pagliacci, Roberto Alagna stars as the volatile clown Canio with Barbara Frittoli as Nedda, his flirtatious wife. George Gagnidze reprises the role of Tonio and Alexey Lavrov and Rodion Pogossov sing the role of Silvio. Ricardo Tamura sings Turiddu on February 23 and 26.

Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

Performances: January 21, 25, 28; February 2, 6mat, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 26. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.

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