[Met Performance] CID:332000
Cavalleria Rusticana {636}
Pagliacci {678}
Metropolitan Opera House: 09/27/1999.

(Opening Night {115}
Joseph Volpe, General Manager

Debuts: José Cura, Charles Castronovo)


Metropolitan Opera House
September 27, 1999

Opening Night {115}

Joseph Volpe, General Manager


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
{636}
Mascagni-Targioni-Tozzetti/Menasci

Santuzza................Dolora Zajick
Turiddu.................José Cura [Debut]
Lola....................Wendy White
Alfio...................Nikolai Putilin
Mamma Lucia.............Jane Shaulis
Peasant.................Mary Meyers

Conductor...............Carlo Rizzi

Production..............Franco Zeffirelli
Stage Director..........Fabrizio Melano
Designer................Franco Zeffirelli
Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler

Cavalleria Rusticana received eleven performances this season.


PAGLIACCI {678}
Leoncavallo-Leoncavallo

Nedda...................Veronica Villarroel
Canio...................Plácido Domingo
Tonio...................Juan Pons
Silvio..................Dwayne Croft
Beppe...................Charles Castronovo [Debut]
Villager................Jeffrey Mosher
Villager................Glenn Bater

Conductor...............Carlo Rizzi

Production..............Franco Zeffirelli
Stage Director..........Fabrizio Melano
Designer................Franco Zeffirelli
Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler

Pagliaccci received eleven performances this season.

Remarks:
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
Joseph Volpe
Plácido Domingo

Revival gift of Jane W. Nuhn Trust

[Note: Speeches by General Manager Joseph Volpe, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Plácido Domingo after Pagliacci marked Domingo's eighteenth opening night, a record. The previous record of seventeen opening nights was shared by Enrico Caruso and Mr. Domingo.]


Photograph of José Cura as Turiddu



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