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Articles tagged with "verismo"

Listen: Antonio Pappano on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci — ‘The music is always on the verge of tears’

26 November 2015

The conductor on why Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s operas, immortalized in films including The Godfather, so perfectly encapsulate Italy and its people.

Opera Essentials: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

20 November 2015

Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight – The Act III Trial Scene

19 January 2015

Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.

A blanket term misused: What is (and isn’t) verismo?

15 January 2015

Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.