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7/23/2014 - Cavalleria Rusticana e Pagliacci on 2nd nd 4th August at Teatro Antico
The debut of "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, represented exceptionally along with "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo, opens the opera season in 2014 at the Teatro Antico in Taormina. As per tradition, a cast of the highest order: "Cavalleria Rusticana" Silvana Froli in Santuzza, Piero Giuliacci in the role of Turiddu, Irene Molinari as Lola, Sofio Janelidze in Mamma Lucia and Marcello Lippi Alfio. And by "Clowns" the Canio of Piero Giuliacci, the Nedda / Colombina Valeria Sepe, Pepe / Harlequin Giuseppe Distefano, Tonio / Taddeo di Giovanni Di Mare, Silvio Valdis Jansons. It is directed by Enrico Castiglione as well as the spectacular scenery: the imposing cross for "Cavalleria Rusticana" and the circus imagery for "Pagliacci." The colorful costumes by Sonia Cammarata are inspired by ancient ceramics of Caltagirone for "Cavalleria Rusticana" and the circus world for "Pagliacci." The musical part is assigned to the Sicilian Opera Chorus and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hang Zhou (90 Extraordinary items from China and the Great Theatre of the City of Hang Zhou) directed by Yang Yang, one of the most popular and valuable conductors Chinese . A large cast of international stars of opera for two films produced by the Foundation Euro Mediterranean Festival for the first time represented together on the stage of the Teatro Antico in Taormina within the exceptional program of opera, music and dance which takes place during the summer Taormina Taormina in collaboration with Art.