Today's Thursday Opera Matinee is Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in a performance given 2 weeks ago at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. Turiddu returns from military service to find that his fiancée, Lola has married another. In response he seduces Santuzza, causing a jealous Lola to begin an adulterous affair with him. This is followed by a performance of Bruckner's Symphony no.3 in a performance by the Leipzig Gewandhaus under Herbert Blomstedt.
Presented by Katie Derham.
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Santuzza ..... Paoletta Marrocu (soprano),
Turiddu ..... Thiago Arancam (tenor),
Mamma Lucia ..... Elena Zilio (mezzo-soprano),
Alfio ..... Lucio Gallo (baritone),
Lola ..... Giuseppina Piunti (soprano),
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Harding (conductor)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor:.