June 2–5, 2022

Cavalleria Rusticana – Opera by Pietro Mascagn

Toronto City Opera

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The love, betrayal and revenge of real people stretched to the limits of human feeling by real life. Intense and beautiful music.

Great pathos and dramatic tension flow from Mascagni’s achingly beautiful score in this quintessential verismo opera about the fateful events that take place on an Easter Sunday under the Sicilian sun. After Turiddu returns from the military to find betrayal, hot-blooded pursuits of love and jealousy spread, leading to the point of no return with inescapable acts of honour under the stunned gaze of the townspeople and the bewildered anguish of the young Santuzza. Our new production will remember that between 1951 and 1961, more than 300,000 Italians emigrated to Canada many of whom settled in ‘Little Italy’ on College St.

Fully staged with piano accompaniment. Sung in the original Italian with English supertitles

Please visit our website to meet our artists and production team.

Rental Event

This event is renting Harbourfront Centre spaces and use of its services. Any questions about the event can be directed to the presenting company.

Dates & Times

June 2
7:30pm – 9pm

June 4
3:30pm – 5pm

June 5
3pm – 4:30pm


Fleck Dance Theatre in Queen's Quay Terminal

207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor
Follow signs and take escalator or elevator

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