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Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm

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MET Encore: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci   (from April 25, 2015)

Director David McVicar’s new production brings opera’s favorite double bill to new life, setting the two operas in the same Sicilian setting, separated by two generations. Marcelo Álvarez takes on the rare feat of singing both leading tenor roles. In Cavalleria, he is Turiddu, the young man who abandons Santuzza (Eva-Maria Westbroek) in his pursuit of the married Lola (Ginger Costa-Jackson)—and ends up being killed in a duel with her husband, Alfio (George Gagnidze). In Pagliacci, Álvarez is Canio, the leader of a traveling vaudeville troupe. Patricia Racette sings Nedda, his unfaithful young wife, whose plans to run away with her lover are foiled by her spurned admirer Tonio (George Gagnidze)—with equally tragic consequences. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

2 HRS 53 MIN

PLEASE NOTE: 

Seating will be limited.

The Kate is following guidelines published by the Connecticut Business Reopening and Recovery Center in order to safely serve our patrons. You will be asked to adhere to the following:

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please maintain a 6 foot distance from others.

Follow our floor markings into and throughout the venue.

FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES

They must cover your nose, mouth, and chin.

If you do not have a facemask we can provide one to you.

Facemasks may only be removed while in your theater seat and you are consuming a tasty treat purchased from the Kate.

STAFF WILL SEAT YOU

Please wait to be seated by a staff member so that we can ensure proper spacing inside the theater.

Please remain in assigned seating during the event.

*These requirements may change in accordance with state's guidelines.