Cavalleria rusticana (Intermezzo)

Lim Kek-tjiang conducts the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Cavalleria rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. Considered one of the classic verismo operas, it premiered on 17 May 1890, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. The opera's symphonic Intermezzo has figured in the sound track of several films, most … Continue reading Cavalleria rusticana (Intermezzo)

Lascia ch’io pianga

Let me weep my cruel fate, and sigh for liberty. May sorrow break these chains Of my sufferings, for pity's sake Sung here by Patricia Petibon Lascia ch'io pianga is a soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel which has become a popular concert piece. The melody for the song began its life as an Asian dance in his 1705 opera Almira. As … Continue reading Lascia ch’io pianga