Illustration By Jen Mayhew

Pagliacci & Cavelleria Rusticana October, 2009

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Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo & Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Performances October 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Artistic Director/Producer – Raquel Holt

Complimentary pre-opera lecture offered one-hour prior to curtain included in ticket price. Supertitles in English are always provided at the Bankhead Theater opera performances. Please see the Tickets page for further details. *Gala ticket sold separately from performance ticket.

Music Director/Conductor – Alex Katsman
Stage Director – David Cox

Pagliacci Cast: Cavalleria Rusticana Cast:
Canio (lead of the players)
– Ben Bongers
Nedda (his wife and leading lady)
– Olga Chernisheva
Tonio (the clown)
– Roberto Perlas Gomez
Peppe (the young lead)
David Heilman
Silvio (a villager)
Nicolai Janitzky
Santuzza (a village girl)
Lisa van der Ploeg
Turiddu (a young soldier)
Mathew Edwardsen
Mamma Lucia (his mother)
Sara Couden
Alfio (the village teamster)
Roberto Perlas Gomez
Lola (his wife)
Jillian Boye

Members of Livermore’s Cantabella Children’s Chorus will join the Livermore Valley Opera chorus for PagCav. They won top awards at the recent Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival.

Coming in March 2010!
Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss
March 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21, 2010

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