The great opera comes back to Cerreto Guidi, as part of the 13th edition of the International Music Festival, organized by the St. Leonard’s Parish Church and the Municipality of Cerreto Guidi. After the success of last year when “La Traviata” was proposed at the bottom of the Villa Medicea by UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the same magnificent location Vittorio Emanuele II Square, will be performed “Cavalleria Rusticana” on Friday 6th July 2018 at 9.00 pm.


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA- Adapted from a short story by Giovanni Verga of the same name, it is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni written, in less than two months, in an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci. Since its first performance, which took place in Rome in 1890, the opera achieved clamorous success.

Cavalleria Rusticana is set in a Sicilian village at the end of the 19th, it is an intense opera which enhances at most the drama of events with an emotional tension that increases more and more until the final tragedy.

Interpreters stage presence and theatricality in Vittorio Emanuele II Square, are other elements to make the performance of Cerreto Guidi absolutely unmissable.

Prestigious interpreters will be accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Volterra Theatre and they will be coordinated by the Director Maestro Simone Valeri, directed by Gianmaria Romagnoli.



TICKETS – Tickets are on sale at the Tourist Association Pro Loco of Cerreto Guidi every day, except on Mondays, from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and from 4.00 pm to 7.00. On Thursdays also from 9.30 pm  to 11.30 pm.

It will be possible to purchase tickets on the same evening of the show. Tickets are also available online:

On Friday 6th July 2018 at 9.00 pm

Vittorio Emanuele II Square

Cerreto Guidi


Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Libretto by Giovanni Targioni – Tozzetti and Guido Menasci



Santuzza, a young peasant Sanja Radizic

Turiddu, a young farmer Giovanni Leccese

Alfio, a carter Francesco Baiocchi

Lucia, Turiddu’s mother Giulia Tenuta

Lola, Alfio’s wife Virginia E. McIntyre



Symphonic Orchestra of the Volterra Theatre

Choral Isabella De Medici of Cerreto Guidi

Choral Valdera

Stage Manager Andrea Tobia

Direction and scenes Gianmaria Romagnoli

Director Maestro Simone Valeri



Source: Ufficio Stampa Comune di Cerreto Guidi