Pietro Mascagni

Messa di Gloria; Cavalleria rusticana


Concert performances with Hungarian and English surtitles

Messa di Gloria

Those who have seen Mascagni’s famous one-act Cavalleria rusticana will never forget the Easter Hymn. The tragic story taking place at Easter is a perfect match for Messa di Gloria, which exudes the euphoria of resurrection, but which is above all a Southern Italian mass of innocent faith. It is also of no little relevance that Mascagni himself rehearsed and conducted his opera in Budapest, and as rumour has it, its success here ignited it like a rocket on its way to becoming a worldwide sensation

General cast

Conductor
János Kovács
Tenor
Boldizsár László
Baritone
Zoltán Kelemen

Credits

Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
Featuring
Hungarian State Opera Chorus

Premiere
Sept. 13, 2014

Cavalleria rusticana

Concert performance in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
The world literally went crazy for this one-act by Pietro Mascagni when he burst onto the opera scene with his daring work that opened new boundaries for the genre, and which hundreds of others would attempt to imitate. Such was its success that he would never equal it in any of his later works. In one of the chief examples of verismo, Mascagni's protagonists are everyday people who fall victim to their own, unbridled passions.
Captivating and sensual music with gripping dramatic tension. Love, jealousy – and revenge.

General cast

Conductor
János Kovács
Turiddu
Boldizsár László
Santuzza
Erika Gál
Lucia
Éva Balatoni
Alfio
Zoltán Kelemen
Lola
Zsófia Kálnay

Credits

Libretto after the play of the same name by Giovanni Verga
Guido Menasci / Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti
Hungarian surtitles
Judit Kenesey
Head of the Children's Chorus
Nikolett Hajzer
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
Featuring
Hungarian State Opera Chorus

Events

2020. April 12., Sun, 19:00
2020. April 17., Fri, 19:00