Cavalleria Rusticana / HMS Pinafore Concert (2013)

Cavalleria Rusticana / HMS Pinafore Concert (2013)

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SCO staged two opera favourites in one evening. Mascagni’s beautiful one act opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’. It’s Easter day. Feel the sun as Sicillian peasants sing happy songs of Spring. Meanwhile hearts are breaking. Let SCO soloists and chorus break yours too, with their exquisite interpretation of the climactic ‘Easter Hymn’. The second was HMS Pinafore, sparkle on the quarterdeck of HMS Pinafore with salty tunes such as ‘We Sail the Ocean Blue’ and ‘A British Tar’. Keep a lookout too, for Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’.


Cavalleria Rusticana

By Pietro Mascagni

Musical Director: Gavin Usher

Turiddu, a soldier – Karl Reiff
Santuzza, Turiddu’s lover – Mary McCready
Alfio, a rich wine carter – Nigel Rothery
Lola, Alfio’s wife – Anne Bailey
Lucia, Turiddu’s mother – Jo Hutchesson
Villagers – Sheffield City Opera Chorus
Instrumental MusicLarkin Strings.
Organ: Robert Webb
Pianist: Peter Hurst


By Gilbert & Sullivan

Musical Director Robert Webb

Sir Joseph Porter KCB – Stephen Godward
Captain Corcoran – Michael Willis
Ralph Rackstraw – David Brothers
Josephine – Melanie Mastrototaro
Mrs Cripps (Buttercup) – Lynda Glover
Hebe – Rebecca Lambert
Dick Deadeye – Nigel Rothery
Bill Bobstay – Geoff Taylor
Bob Beckett – Jeremy Craven
Ship’s Crew, Sisters, Cousins and Aunts – Sheffield City Opera Chorus
Instrumental Music Larkin Strings.