Operatic Fundraising Performances for 51 Walden - Our 17th Season

Cavalleria Rusticana

& Pagliacci

June 7, 8, and 9 - 2024

General Information

Three performances on Friday June 7 at 8PM, Saturday June 8 at 8PM, and Sunday June 9 at 2 PM.

Covers' dress rehearsal June 6 at 7:30 PM.

Program: Opera51 CavPag program 2024-06-08a.pdf

The operas will be performed staged and in costume with full orchestra, sung in Italian with projected English titles.

About "Cav & Pag"

These two pieces from the late 19th century formed the foundation of Italian verismo style, which tell tragic stories of emotions unhinged among the working class, rather than aristocrats or gods. The stories are told with hauntingly beautiful (and probably familiar) melodies and unforgettable dramatic impact.  Almost always performed as a pair, the two are familiarly referred to as "Cav & Pag".

Cast and Company

Conductor: Alan Yost

Director: Phil Lauriat

Co-Producers: Carole Wayland and David Siktberg

Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni

    principal   cover
Santuzza   Margretta Beaty   Sara Eakman
Turiddu   Lucas Hickman   Adam Russell
Lucia   Vanessa Moya   Stephanie Mann
Alfio   James C. S. Liu   Carlo Bunyi
Lola   Jessica Bloch   Rachel Stigers

Pagliacci - Ruggiero Leoncavallo

    principal   cover
Canio   David Rivera Bozón   Adam Russell
Nedda   Julia Pottinger   Margaret Felice
Tonio   James C. S. Liu   Carlo Bunyi
Beppe   Leo Balkovetz   Sean Parr
Silvio   Scott Ballantine    

Chorus for both

Paul Barrett
Terri Carotenuto
Ann Ferentz
Alexandra Ghiz
Randall Glidden
Frank Harrigan
Terry Hayes
Janice Hegeman
  Lance Levine
Chris Loschen
Larry Millner
Isabel Molettieri
Keiko Nakagawa
Sam Pilato
Laura Weiss
Aimee Yermish

Pre-Performance Resources

Cavalleria Rusticana -  Wikipedia  The Opera 101 (lots of ads)

Pagliacci -  Wikipedia   OperaGuides

Accessibility and Health

51 Walden is a fully accessible building.  The hall has had UV scrubbers installed and air purifiers placed in the lobby, and the overhead fans will be running in our high-ceilinged space.

A Fundraiser for 51 Walden

All Opera51 performances are benefit fundraisers to support operation of the 51 Walden facility.  Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of 51 Walden, a community performing arts resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.

Donations to support 51 Walden / Opera51 can be made directly by clicking here, or by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742.  Please indicate "Opera51" on the memo line of your check.  51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.  (Opera51 is part of 51 Walden, not an independent entity.)

Last updated 5/23/2024