Washington National Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana: In Concert
- May 25 - 30, 2008
- Opera House
- Approx. 2 hours
- $48.00 - $250.00
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In the first half of the program, the WNO orchestra dazzles with a selection of rarely performed pieces.
--Verdi: Original Overture to Aida
--Mascagni: Overture to Le Maschere
--Puccini: Crisantemi for String Orchestra
--Puccini: Prelude and "La Tregenda" from Le Villi
Then, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick makes her company debut as she joins Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, and American baritone Gordon Hawkins, and the WNO Orchestra and Chorus in a concert version of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.
--Dolora Zajick (Santuzza)
--Salvatore Licitra (Turridu)
--Gordon Hawkins (Alfio)
--Madeleine Gray (Mamma Lucia)
--Leslie Mutchler (Lola)
--Alia Waheed (Peasant Woman)
This performance runs approximately 125 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.