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Cavalleria Rusticana 1910Castellano Grand Italian Opera

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The Cav & Pag double-bill was by now a part of the staple diet of opera-goers the world over, and, while Castellano does not seem to have performed Puccini - perhaps difficulty in acquiring the rights? - Mascagni and Leoncavallo offered no such problem.

The cast is from a programme in Aberdeen Central Library. The reviews in the Dundee Advertiser and Courier & Argus both specify the different Alfio, but neither mentions Lucia. Vail sang both Alfio and Tonio in Aberdeen, but only the latter role in Dundee.

Performance Cast

Santuzza a village girl

Signora Defral

Mamma Lucia the innkeeper, Turiddu’s mother

Signora Surdicosca

Alfio the village carter

Signor Vail (Oct 19)

Signor Catini (Oct 26)

Turiddu a young soldier

Signor Barbato

Lola Alfio’s wife

Signora Rocco

Performance DatesCavalleria Rusticana 1910

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

19 Oct, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

26 Oct, 19.30

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