Performance Schedule

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Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana 

June 11th | 7 pm | St Mark’s Church – 1805 Larch St, Vancouver, BC

The story of Cavalleria Rusticana unfolds love and savagery against a verdant Sicilian spring backdrop, all the while supported by Mascagni’s thrumming score. The composer was just twenty-seven when he composed the opera – over an eight-day period – breaking new ground and ushering in the era of verismo. From the strutting pageantry of the carter Alfio’s music to the bustle of a Sicilian Easter Sunday, Cavalleria Rusticana depicts a story of Old World beauty and brutality, drawing in audience after audience with its presentation of love, betrayal, and death.

Cast:
Santuzza, a peasant girl………………Trudy Chalmers

Turiddu, a soldier, son of Lucia……………..Mark Pepe

Lucia, mother of Turiddu………………Melissa Ratcliff

Alfio, village merchant…………………Andrew Greenwood

Lola, wife of Alfio……………………….LisaMarie Bresett

Chorus:
Julia Fox, soprano (understudy for Lola)
Essie Williams, soprano
Charmaine Iormetti, soprano
Serina Li, soprano
Brenda Katzeff, mezzo
Jenni Rempel, mezzo (the woman – spoken role)
Ming-Xuan Chung, tenor
Macarius Chan, tenor
Jesse Kazemir, baritone
Alexandre Vasilchenko, baritone
Daniel Chappell, baritone
Frantz de Rycke, bass

Music Director / piano accompanist: Roger Parton

Artistic Director / set design, costume design and stage direction: Trudy Chalmers

Production crew:
Kangi Connie Wang, scene painter
Kyla James, scene painter
Yuko Fedrau, scene painter
Dan Chalmers, set construction
Elizabeth Chalmers, costuming

Coming soon……

 Jacques Offenbach’s

“Les Contes d’Hoffmann”

 

Show dates: January 2017 TBA