Great pathos and dramatic tension flow from Mascagni’s achingly beautiful score in this quintessential verismo opera about the fateful events that take place on an Easter Sunday under the Sicilian sun. After Turridu returns from the military to find betrayal, hot-blooded pursuits of love and jealousy spread, leading to the point of no return with inescapable acts of honour under the stunned gaze of the townspeople and the bewildered anguish of the young Santuzza.
Our new production will remember that between 1951 and 1961, more than 300,000 Italians emigrated to Canada, primarily from the South of Italy, many of whom settled in ‘Little Italy’ on College St. We will present Cavalleria Rusticana in Harbourfront’s intimate Fleck Dance Theatre on the Waterfront in the Spring.
operaramblings called our fall production ‘…ambitious and well executed. It’s all quite bold for a semi-pro company and one wonders what’s next. The evolution of indie opera companies is unpredictable in the extreme. What we do know is that the next show is Cavalleria Rusticana in May…’
Building on the success of our fall production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Toronto City Opera continues our 73 year-strong tradition with our new production of Cavalleria Rusticana. Become a part of the growing TCO family.