Pietro Mascagni – Zanetto

Opera in one act. Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci based on the play Le Passant by François Coppée. First performed in the Liceo Musicale G. Rossini, Pesaro, on 2 March 1896.   The story is set in a villa in the hills just to the east of Florence during the Renaissance period; it […]

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Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana

Opera in one act. Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci based on the short story and subsequent play Cavalleria Rusticana by Giovanni Verga 1880). First performed in the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 17 May 1890 The setting is the main square of a small village in Sicily.  At the back of the square […]

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