Screening of two Operas “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” Sun 19 Apr 2015, 3 pm and 7 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội Come to the screening of the quintessential verismo operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. In the second half of the 1800’s more operas were composed based on principles of French naturalism, called verismo in the Italian tradition. They took as their stories the problems that everyday people dealt with, as opposed to the gods and goddesses, kings and other royalty of opera stories a hundred years earlier. Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Pietro Mascagni, and Pagliacci, composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo, are short one-act operas and are usually performed together as the double bill CAV/PAG. Both of these operas were composed in the 1890s, both works involve jilted lovers who seek and get revenge on their faithless lovers before the opera ends. The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles. For those with membership at the Cinémathèque, make a reservation as usual by phoning the Cinémathèque, daily between 14:30 – 21:00 at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, send an email to [email protected] A donation of VND…
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