Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2005: Cavalleria Rusticana in Berlin

2005-05-01 Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Deutsche Oper Berlin

Santuzza = Georgina Lukacs
Turiddu = Peter Seiffert
Lucia = Claire Powell
Alfio = Alberto Mastromarino
Lola = Ulrike Helzel

Ion Marin, conductor

Premiere 23. April 2005
Musikalische Leitung Ion Marin

Inszenierung David Pountney
Bühne, Kostüme Robert Innes Hopkins

Chöre Ulrich Paetzholdt

I had already seen some photo from this production so I am a bit prepared. The director has updated it and it is not very picturesque. But although I would like a more traditional Cavalleria Rusticana the singing and acting is excellent. Claire Powell was excellent as Lucia, great acting, singing. The duet Santuzza/Turriddu was amazing.. Mastromarino is the Alfio of our time. And Lola was not bad either. The chorus was singing and acting very well. The production was's not something to cheer about, but the opera is intact and alive, so it is forgiven.

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