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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 Pietro 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 Turridu 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, primarily from the South of Italy, many of whom settled in ‘Little Italy’ on College St.

operaramblings called our fall production ‘…ambitious and well executed. It’s all quite bold for a semi-pro company and one wonders what’s next. The evolution of indie opera companies is unpredictable in the extreme. What we do know is that the next show is Cavalleria Rusticana in May…’

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Toronto City Opera presents Cavalleria Rusticana / CANCELLED

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this production has sadly been cancelled. Tickets will be automatically refunded by the Harbourfront Centre Box Office. If you would like to support Toronto City Opera during this challenging time by donating the value of your refunded tickets, please visit Toronto City Opera's website for details on how to make your donation.