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From: Brooklyn Repertory Opera
Date: 02/26/2008

Brooklyn Repertory Opera is presenting a fully staged
production of 
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni with full orchestra
and chorus
at the Brooklyn Lyceum.


March  8 - Saturday - 3:30 PM
March 15 - Saturday - 3:30 PM
March 16 - Sunday   - 3:30 PM
March 22 - Saturday - 3:30 PM


Brooklyn Lyceum
227 Fourth Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
NY 11215

Any express train to Atlantic/Pacific, then the R train one
stop to Union Street.

Tickets are $20, Students and Seniors $10, and may be
purchased on line 
at, or at the Theater.


The action takes place on Easter Day. Turiddu has recently
returned from
the war. Before he went away, Lola & he were engaged, but
she married 
Alfio, a trucker, in Turiddu's absence. Finding Lola
married, Turiddu 
became romantically involved with Santuzza; but he soon
begins an affair
with Lola, as her husband Alfio was often away from home.
The opera
opens with Turiddu seen near Alfio's house in the early
morning hours.
Santuzza tries to discuss the Turiddu/Lola affair with
Turiddu's mother,
Lucia, but is interrupted by Alfio arriving in town. The
process to the church singing an Easter Hymn. Outside the
Santuzza reveals to Mamma Lucia that Turiddu is having an
affair with
Lola. Turiddu appears and an argument ensues between he and
Lola, on her way to church, is rude to Santuzza. This
escalates the
argument between Santuzza and Turiddu, and she curses him as
he enters
the church. Alfio returns, Santuzza tells him of Lola and
affair, and Alfio vows revenge. The crowd leaves church and
heads to
Mamma Lucia's tavern. Alfio enters, Turiddu offers him
drink, which
Alfio refuses. The townspeople and Lola leave, and Alfio
accepts a
challenge to fight to the death issued by Turiddu.

Reply #1
From: opera fan
Date: 03/09/2008
I saw Cav yesterday and it was wonderful!  There was not an
empty seat in the house and everyone had a great time.

The tallent of these folks is amazing!

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