Pocket Opera: "Madama Butterfly" and "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Small Lyric Company of Barcelona
Cavalleria Rusticana is set in a Sicilian town in the late nineteenth century. It is a story of love, jealousy, treason, revenge and death. The veristic opera par excellence, it is one of the most widelyperformed operas. Its popularity has continued until today, partly because some musical fragments, such as the famous intermezzo, have been used in many film soundtracks.