The Met: Live in HD at the Quick Center

The Met: Live in HD presents Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana & Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore), at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore, who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera’s season direct from Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the-art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.

For tickets, at $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students, visit the Box Office or quickcenter.com or call 203-254-4010 or (toll-free) 1-877-ARTS-396.

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