Metropolitan Opera: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

Airs Saturday, February 6, at 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the popular verismo double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Cavalleria Rusticana stars Violeta Urmana as Santuzza, opposite Yonghoon Lee, who adds a new role to his Met repertory as the faithless Turiddu, with Ambrogio Maestri as Alfio, the wronged husband. In Pagliacci, Barbara Frittoli is the adulterous Nedda, Marco Berti is her jealous husband Canio, and George Gagnidze reprises the role of Tonio. Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 6.