Introduction of the Performance
April 2022 Performance 2022年4月演出
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 《鄉村騎士及丑角》
Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana is a story of infidelity and jealousy sets in Sicily on Easter morning. Santuzza thinks that her fiancée, Turiddu, has cheated on her and returned to his old lover, Lola, who is married to a wealthy wine carter, Alfio. Acted out of jealousy, Santuzza exposes Lola’s infidelity to Alfio who gets furious and challenges to Turiddu a fatal duel.
Based on an actual crime, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci is also set in Italy. It tells the story of Canio who heads an acting troupe touring the countryside. His wife, Nedda, is weaving a secret affair with a young man, Silvio, both of whom have been planning to run away. Tonio, one of the troupe’s actors, has been trying his luck on Nedda but is being pushed away. Out of anger, Tonio tells Canio of Nedda’s affair. Filled with jealousy and rage, Canio kills his wife and her lover while performing on stage…