Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 13, 2018. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the verismo double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Roberto Alagna stars in both leading roles: the faithless Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Canio, the head of a traveling performance troupe in Pagliacci. The French tenor previously sang both operas in one evening at the Met in 2009, and is one of ten singers to have accomplished this feat with the company since 1901.