CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
In David McVicar's production of opera's most popular double bill "these fast-paced tales of jealousy and murder, with their explicit, hair-trigger emotionalism, still have the power to shock."
Wall Street Journal
Sir David McVicar directs the first new Met production of the popular verismo double bill in 45 years, with Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez making his company role debut in both leading tenor parts: the unrepentant seducer Turiddu and the clown Canio. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing the role of Santuzza, the abandoned woman at the heart of Cavalleria Rusticana, and American soprano Patricia Racette will star as Canio’s ill-fated wife Nedda in Pagliacci. George Gagnidze will also star in both operas, singing the principal baritone roles of Alfio in Cavalleria and Tonio in Pagliacci. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the double bill.