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One-Act Operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Tickets & Information

Majestic Theatre Boston

219 Tremont Street

(Halfway between the Citi Wang Center and the Boston Common)

Boston MA 02116 View on map

One-Act Operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Summary

Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) is Mascagni's most famous opera. The libretto, based on a short story by famed Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga, tells of the story a young Sicilian man, Turiddu, who is unfaithful to his fiancée Santuzza, because he is in love with his ex-girlfriend, the now married Lola. When Santuzza discovers Turiddu’s infidelity, she reveals it out of spite to Lola’s husband, Alfio, who provokes a duel with Turiddu and kills him.

Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera I Pagliacci ('The Clowns') refers to a small group of strolling players. It follows their loves and jealousies, which spill over into their stage performance, climaxing in murder. Even though the character knows his wife has betrayed him, the poor clown has to go on stage and continue to make people laugh.

One-Act Operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Cast Members:


One-Act Operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Creative Team

Composer: Cavalleria Rusticana: Mascagni; Pagliacci: Leoncavallo
Director: Giorgio Lalov
Producer: Jenny Kelly Productions

One-Act Operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Quick Facts

Running Time:

Cavalleria Rusticana: 1 hour and 10 minutes
20 Minute intermission
Pagliacci: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours and 30 minutes

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First Preview Date On Sale Through
March 6, 2009 (begins 03/06)

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
When there is a performance: 2 hours prior to curtain

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Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street
Boston MA 02116-4717

Coat Room

Yes - Open on a performace by performance basis.  Accepts only coats and hats.

Please Note:
The Cutler Majestic Theatre does not allow patron’s luggage in the building, including coat check.  If you carry anything into the theatre that is bigger than a bookbag, you will be turned away.  For more information please click