The revelation of deep, perverse religious undertones in the love of the betrayed Santuzza
for Turiddu (Jonathan Stoughton, convincingly loutish in his elemental masculine attractions) made for sensational, demanding theatre, chiming in perfectly with the massive depth of Giselle Allen's remarkable performance.
In Cavalleria Rusticana, Helsby Hughes herself plays a touchingly vulnerable Santuzza
, against Edward Harrisson's cocksure, bullish Turiddu and Katherine Cooper's warm-toned Lucia.
It is in large part a showcase for Turiddu's heartbroken lover, Santuzza
, played here with powerful intensity by Camilla Roberts.
She is caught at her thundering best in the complete recordings she made of her Amneris, Azucena, and Santuzza
When I first heard this opera, here with Placido Domingo and Renata Scotto, I immediately fell in love with the richness and passion of the score, the role of Santuzza
and, of course, the sublime Intermezzo.
Hidden in the folds, in the wrapping, of all these gifts, holy cards--the Madre di Gesu, Santa Lucia, Santa Agatha, La Santuzza
We acknowledge the dedicated support of our team of research assistants: Abida Akbar, Aliya Shahzad, Anne Marie Pham, Cristina Tellez, Ela Kostanecki, Fowzia Issee, Helen Negre, Joy Itamah, Leanne Hildebrand, Linh Bui, Maen Amer, Min Zhao, Namsoo Lee, Peter Ugodo, Santuzza
Wolff, Shilu Ghimire, Tony Pascuzzo, Tu Nguyen, Ahmad Sabetghadam, Betty Wong, Biviana Velez Perez, Chantal Hitayezu, Elena Golysheva, Eslela Andaya, Firozeh Penhani, Helen Oywak, Killa Maragang, Lubna Sami, Lydia Yip, Mai Nguyen, Mirela Pirvu, Paul Kalsi, Remy Lastiwka, Sabah Tahir, Salwa Kadri, Wilma Benjamin, and Zahro Shurie.
Van Dyck's Rosalie won an immediate international status that lasted into the 18th century, and even today she remains one of the most popular figural types for Palermo's beloved Santuzza
She made her operatic debut in Ankara in 1950 as Santuzza
in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana".
Su contraparte, el personaje Santuzza
, fue encarnado brillantemente por la soprano Violeta Davalos, quien le supo sacar mucho provecho a esta parte que frecuentemente cantan las mezzosopranos, y para una soprano como ella no implica mayor dificultad tecnica bajarse a esa tesitura.
As an operatic artist, Stanard has appeared as the lead role in Carmen, and as Santuzza
in Cavalleria Rusticana.
Bocelli, as ever, is brilliant as the unfaithful Turiddu, but for real drama, soprano Paoletta Marrocu as the cheated Santuzza
takes some beating.