Cav and Pag in Cardiff

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Rian Evans [The Guardian, 10 Mar 05]
The Mascagni and Leoncavallo double bill was the very first staging ever undertaken by Welsh National Opera in 1946 and sentiment decreed that it should be played in the company’s inaugural season at its new home. Elijah Moshinsky’s production was created for WNO’s jubilee and has done sterling duty. It has proved a glorious vehicle for both chorus and orchestra. And the moment when the battered truck that brings Pagliaccio’s touring troupe on to the stage is emblematic.
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