And there was even time for an orchestral interlude from Mascagni
, and an encore with the ever-popular Return to Sorrento.
The singers sang their hearts out Turn to Page 42 From Page 41 and the orchestra, led by Kyra Humphreys, earned its own enthusiastic applause for its spine-tingling delivery of the Intermezzo from Mascagni
's Cavalleria Rusticana (you'd know it if you heard it).
The second opera on the night is Pietro Mascagni
's Cavalleria Rusticana, with soprano Zena O'May, of Queensferry, in the lead role of the peasant girl, Santuzza.
This year's gala is bursting with all-time favourites including: Rossini - William Tell Overture, Largo al factotum; Waldteufel - The Skaters' Waltz; Mascagni
- Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana; and Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture.
01902 429 212 MUSIC Joseph Calleja & the CBSO The celebrated Maltese tenor, accompanied by the the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, will perform a popular selection of his favourite arias and songs by Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Mascagni
, Cilea and Tosti.
Today, together with my colleagues, we want to perform the work of Pietro Mascagni
for you, and remember those who are not with us," the musician said.
A native of Louisiana, Mascagni
, 40, has been CAW's CFO since June 2016.
's Cavalleria Rusticana, though tremendously powerful, provoked a mixed response on press night, while Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury spread unalloyed joy throughout the theatre.
YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni
during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro.
The repertoire combined music by popular Italian composers Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni
, Gioachini Rossini and Ottorino Respighi, along with Austrian composers Franz von Suppe, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II.
 Juba D, Keyrouz W, Mascagni
M, Brady M (2016) Acceleration and parallelization of ZENO/Walk-on-Spheres.