Toronto City Opera


Cavalleria Rusticana

The love, betrayal and revenge of real people stretched to the limits of human feeling by real life.
Intense and beautiful music.

 

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…’

 

 

Toronto City Opera brings Great Opera
back to the Waterfront

FLECK DANCE THEATRE

Thu May 28 @ 7:30 pm

Sat May 30 @ 3:30 pm

Sun May 31 @ 3:00 pm

 

In Italian with English Surtitles

 

Performance time is approximately one hour and 45 minutes, including one intermission

 

TICKETS
$35 - $55
(plus Harbourfront Service Fees)

 

Harbourfront Box Office
416-973-4000 (Option 1)

Tuesday to Saturday 1-6pm

 

MORE TICKET INFO

 

Make a day of it on the Toronto waterfront in the spring!

 

Go for a cruise on a tall ship (Kajama / Empire Sandy).

 

Explore cutting edge contemporary art at the Power Plant.

 

Have a great meal before or after our show – steak, sushi, dim sum, brewhouse, patio dining, and much, much more.

 

Or just enjoy a stroll along the water’s edge boardwalk.

INTIMATE & AUTHENTIC

Passionately Committed to Opera for Everyone

 

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.

 

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