Protests in Rome
A mixed reception for 'Cav and Pag'
at Teatro dell'Opera,
by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
The Rome Teatro dell'Opera audience is quite polite and almost tame but on 5 April 2018, a large share voiced noisily against the stage direction of the new production of Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. I was in the audience. This is a traditional blockbuster double bill both in major opera houses and, often in simplified productions (ie with a smaller orchestra than that designed by the composers) at open air summer festivals...
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