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VenueOpera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From22nd June 2012
To14th July 2012
WhenJun 22,26,29, Jul 3,6,12,14 at 19:30
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Zanetto is a sweetly moving, gorgeously scored miniature to open our double bill. It is a long way from the gritty world of Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni's storming debut in opera; this was a composer who ranged happily across many genres in his musical journey, and Zanetto is another curiosity in his canon. It tells of an encounter between a beautiful courtesan and a young wandering minstrel, which leads to love, sacrifice and pain. The music is gentle and resonant, and there are just two singers.
Music Pietro Mascagni
Lyrics Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti
Lyrics Guido Menasci (Guido Menasci (after an Italian translation by Emilio Paga of Francois Coppee's play Le Passant)

Archive :: production:T0926010232, opera or operetta:S1453115907, venue:V203

Production details

New Production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles Double bill with Gianni Schicchi


Producer Holland Park
Company City of London Sinfonia
Conductor Manlio Benzi
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
Design Susannah Henry
Lighting Colin Grenfell
Performer Patricia Orr (Zanetto)
Performer Janice Watson (Sylvia)

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