Cavalleria rusticana

Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana


Opera in two acts in the Italian language with Slovak subtitles

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall

Ruggiero Leoncavallo and Pietro Mascagni were inspired by wild passions of the southern Italy. Their intention was to present a genuine and authentic Italian temperament with no idealization. To present it fully in compliance with the spirit of then new artistic style – the Verism, which they both represented and the highest priority of which was the artistic truth. In their one-act-works they narrate authentic stories from towns in Calabria and Sicily. In both of them we meet uncontrollable passionate love, but traditional bloody vendetta as well.

Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins with one interval

Production Team

Stage Director Marián Chudovský
Stage Design Otto Šujan
Costumes Design Peter Čanecký
Chorusmaster Ladislav Kaprinay