Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) by Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945), a tragic one-act italian opera composed in 1890. Like Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci, cavalleria rusticana also cultivated a new style in the late 19th-century italian literary movement called verismo, meaning 'realism' or 'truthful.
The New York Times presents the Teatro alla Scala’s opening performance
The La Scala opening performance goes global.
Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.