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METROPOLITAN OPERA IN HIGH DEFINITION




The Met returns to The Farrell Auditorium at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Tickets are highly recommended for this performance broadcast series, and are available through MetroTix at metrotix.com and 314.534.1111. Tickets purchased through MetroTix will incur a service fee. The service fee is waived for tickets purchased in person at the Museum's Information Centers. Museum members should contact the Museum at 314-655-5335 or members@slam.org to receive a special discount code for MetroTix orders.

Tickets are $24 ($18 to Members of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York).

Pick up a snack during intermission or before/after the broadcast at the Cafe.
Information about parking can be found here.

Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11:30 am
(3 hrs, 30 min),
Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Alvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.