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Cavalleria Rusticana

Jul 14, 2025 @ 2:00 PM


An Afternoon at the Opera: Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana

Join the International Opera Institute in collaboration with the Clark County Library for a stirring Sunday afternoon enveloped in the poignant strains of Pietro Mascagni’s operatic masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana. Staged in the intimate setting of the Main Theater at Clark County Library, this one-act Verismo opera offers a compelling exploration of love, betrayal, and redemption, set against the rustic backdrop of Sicily.

Premiered on May 17, 1890, in Rome, Cavalleria Rusticana quickly ascended to international acclaim, captivating audiences with its powerful narrative and exquisite composition. The opera, renowned for its role in winning Mascagni the top prize in an important competition, remains a beloved staple in the operatic repertoire, celebrated for its raw emotional power and melodious intensity.

This special performance features a distinguished cast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, bringing their formidable talents to Las Vegas. These seasoned artists will embody the opera’s complex characters, from the passionate Turiddu to the forsaken Santuzza, delivering an unforgettable operatic experience.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Clark County Library, Main Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Experience the drama and beauty of Cavalleria Rusticana, a timeless tale that continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Whether you are a lifelong opera enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this performance promises to be a highlight of the cultural season, filled with emotional depth and spectacular musicality. Join us for an afternoon that celebrates the enduring power of opera.


Jul 14, 2025
2:00 PM
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International Opera Institute
284 E Lake Mead Pkwy
Ste C #114
Henderson, NV 89015

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