A realistic Sicilian village of the late '800 is the background of a tale of passion, jealousy and betrayal, which ends with a crime of honor.
On May 17, 1890 Cavalleria rusticana debuts at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Pietro Mascagni was amazed by his success.
Mascagni composed his little "Cavalleria" - a one-and-a-quarter single act, based on a novel by Verga - to take part in a competition (which he won) organized by the Sonzogno publishing house.
Nevertheless, this was precisely what the public needed: not a fake historical reconstruction set in a distant and inaccessible court, but a true story, set in a social context as close as the popular one, with a simple and genuine music.
Days and times of the show:
- Friday, May 24th, h. 8 pm
- Saturday, May 25th, h. 3.30 pm
- Sunday, May 26th, h. 3.30 pm
- Tuesday, May 28th, h. 3.30 pm
- Wednesday, May 29th, h. 8 pm
- Thursday, May 30th, h. 8 pm