Olesya Petrova - Final - Song 3

Mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova from Russia sings Voi lo sapete, o mamma from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana in the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final.

The peasant girl Santuzza tells Mamma Lucia, Turiddu’s mother, that her son had promised to marry Lola when he came back from the army. On his return, he found that Lola had married someone else. To forget her, Turiddu got together with Santuzza, but Lola’s jealousy of their happiness has made her steal Turiddu back, leaving Santuzza disgraced and abandoned.

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Role Contributor
Series ProducerTony Followell
PresenterPetroc Trelawny
ParticipantNicole Cabell
ParticipantJoyce DiDonato
DirectorRhodri Huw
ProducerRhian Williams
Executive ProducerPaul Bullock

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