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Another First for Kentucky Opera!
There's a special treat for lovers of beautiful music coming to town. And soon it be here ~ March 4 and March 7!
For the first time since Kentucky Opera raised its first curtain, it will offer the melodious and tragic double header, the operas Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and I Pagliacci (The Strolling Players). They are filled with beautiful melodies and dramatic actions yet their plots come from the doings of everyday life. They are short and snappy, too — Cavalleria is only one act interrupted by a simply gorgeous Intermezzo; Pagliacci is two brisk acts with actions moving towards a tragic ending.
The stories are more fact man fiction; in fact, Pagliacci's composer, Leoncavallo, is said In have gotten the plot from a case that was heard before his dad, a police judge. Both works are the chief achievements of their composers and both were written before either man was in his mid-30s. There will be English sub-titles above the stage so the Italian text need not be a problem.
So come, see, listen and enjoy! For ticket reservations call 584-7777