Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm VBHS Performing Arts Center
Vero Beach Opera presents Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana, starring international opera star Marcello Giordani.
The fully staged performance will feature the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and will be conducted by Maestro Valerio Galli. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. In the role of Alfio is baritone David Pershall who is the first prize winner of the third Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition held in Vero Beach last Spring.
Giordani is casting the rest of the opera characters from winners of the MGF vocal competitions. Stage Director for Cavalleria Rusticana is Russell Franks.
Marcello Giordani has been hailed by the international press as one of the most important tenors of his generation.
He has appeared in all of the world’s major opera houses and has sung with many of today’s most renowned conductors. His exceptional versatility and vocal range have allowed him to encompass a vast repertory, from the Bel Canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini and the lyricism of the French operatic repertoire, to the more dramatic roles of Verdi, Puccini and Berlioz and, most recently, the popular Verismo operas of Mascagni and Leoncavallo