"Cavalleria rusticana"

© Oliver Killig
© Oliver Killig

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
Studio Recording with concerts
March 2019 in Dresden, Germany
the cast includes Melody Moore, Brian Jagde, Lester Lynch & conductor Marek Janowski with the Dresdner Philharmonie & MDR-Rundfunkchor

Live from the Kulturpalast Dresden, SFCRC captures the entrancing melodies of Mascagni’s "Cavalleria Rusticana". Led by Marek Janowski, an international cast tells the tale of rejection and jealousy with a fatal climactic ending. Tenor, Brian Jagde sings Turridu to Melody Moore’s Santuzza, with Lester Lynch singing Alfio.


Released on April 10, 2020
1 SACD (66’06)

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
Opera in one act
Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti & Guido Menasci


Melody Moore (Santuzza, Soprano)
Brian Jagde (Turiddu, Tenor)
Elisabetta Fiorillo (Lucia, Alto)
Lester Lynch (Alfio, Baritone)
Roxana Constantinescu (Lola, Mezzo-soprano)
Anna Rad-Markowska (Donna I, Soprano)
Manja Raschka (Donna II, Contralto)
MDR-Rundfunkchor (MDR Leipzig Radio Choir)
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen (Chorus Master)
Dresdner Philharmonie
Wolfgang Hentrich (Concertmaster)
Andreas Henning (Assistant Conductor)
Marek Janowski (Conductor)

Production Team

Executive Producers: Frauke Roth (Dresdner Philharmonie) & Job Maarse (SFCRC)
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia International)
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot (Polyhymnia International)
Editing: Erdo Groot & Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia International)

Organization: Adelheid Schloemann &
Almut Placke (Dresdner Philharmonie)

Italian Language Coach: Matelda Cappelletti

A San Francisco Classical Recording Company Production

Recording Location

Dresdner Philharmonie, Dresden, Germany
March 5-13, 2019