10950 SW 211 ST, Cuttler Bay, FL 33189
NOVEMBER 4 AND 5, 2023
Cavalleria Rusticana and Suor Angelica
Music by: Pietro Mascagni and Giacomo Puccini respectively.
Libretto: Giovanni Verga and Gioacchino Forzano.
Sang in Italian with supertitle in English.
Featuring a Selected cast of International and local Artists.
MLO Orchestra and Chorus
Chorus Master: Pablo Hernandez
Conductor: Leo Walz and Beverly Coulter
General and Artistic Director: Raffaele Cardone
Cavalleria Rusticana. Mascagni’s most loved opera that evolves in a domestic drama in a Sicilian village of love, betrayal, jealousy and death. Great melodies and one of the most beautiful Intermezzo (musical intermission) ever written.
A young man Turiddu is in love with his friend’s wife Lola before departing for the army. At his return he promises to marry Santuzza a villager girl pregnant by Turiddu while he still secretly sees Lola while her husband Alfio is out of town for work. Santuzza offended by the betrayal encounters Lola’s husband to tell him all about Turiddu and his wife. That bring to revenge, honor recovery and drama.
Suor Angelica. One of Puccini’s Tryptic that includes Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi is a true gem of musical drama of a young woman later called Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) a daughter of a noble Florentine family, has spent the last seven years in the seclusion of a convent as punishment for her sin. Having become an expert at crafting herbal remedies, her true, hidden desire is to hear from her family once again, and to gather news of her illegitimate son whom she has not seen since his birth and her banishment. She is being stripped of her wealth and inheritance rights forced by her aunt The Principessa (The princess) Finally dies by poisoning herself with the vision of her son walking to her before dying while a celestial chorus of angels is heard.
SANTUZZA: Nathalie Avila
TURIDDU: Alessio Borraggine
ALFIO: Nelson Martinez
LOLA: Raquel Rubi
LUCIA: Lauren Frick
CONDUCTOR: Leo Walz
SUOR ANGELICA: Marinel Cruz
ZIA PRINCIPESSA: Katiuska Rodriguez
BADESSA: Lauren Frick
ZELATRICE: Raquel Rubi
MAESTRA: Elizabeth DiFronzo
OTHER MEMBERS OF SUOR ANGELICA CAST: GENOVIEFFA: Samantha Rilling-Lopez; OSMINA: Beatriz Menendez; DOLCINA: Paola Elorza; LE CERCATRICE: Gabriella Chab and Janelly Lopez; LE NOVIZIE: Mallory Latsko and TBA; LE CONVERSE: TBA
CONDUCTOR: Beverly Coulter