Review: In Pairing of ‘Pagliacci’ and ‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ One Rises Above the Other

David McVicar stages Leoncavallo and Mascagni’s operas in the same Sicilian village square, two world wars apart at the Metropolitan Opera.


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Review: At Met Opera, ‘Pagliacci’ Goes Vaudeville as ‘Cavalleria’ Turns

David McVicar’s new productions of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” opened on Tuesday at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

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Vaudeville Authenticity at the Metropolitan Opera

A double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” at the Met includes vaudeville elements, on which Emil Wolk is an expert.



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Music Review: ‘Les Troyens,’ at the Royal Opera House in London

Berlioz’s “Troyens” has both inspired and confounded some of the best directors in the field, and David McVicar’s production uses updated imagery to tell the story.



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