Opera North’s production of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana Members of the Chorus of Opera North with Anne-Marie Owens as Lucia. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Opera North – Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Rachmaninov’s Aleko with Giselle Allen, Andrés Presno, Robert Hayward & Elin Pritchard; directed by Karolina Sofulak; conducted by Antony Hermus

Comparisons between Cavalleria rusticana (1890) and Rachmaninov’s first opera Aleko (1893) have often been made, in terms of their themes of adulterous passion and jealousy, violence and murder, among communities that were marginal and remote from the bourgeois audiences who first saw these works. Indeed it was the perceived sense of freedom and distance from the conventions of their […]

Opera North – Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Rachmaninov’s Aleko with Giselle Allen, Andrés Presno, Robert Hayward & Elin Pritchard; directed by Karolina Sofulak; conducted by Antony Hermus Read More »