Bravo Cura

Celebrating José Cura--Singer, Conductor, Director

 

 

 

Operas:  Cavalleria rusticana

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Verona 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cav in Cologne - 2007

 

excerpted

 

GERHARD BAUER, 28.10.07

A rollicking atmosphere, a full house, “Bravos!!” shouted for José Cura, the guest star in the return of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Bajazzo in the Cologne Opera.  […]  By nature attractive in features, voice and play, Cura sang with furor, passion and light—however, the text was sometimes indistinct and with many old-fashioned sobs.  At the height of his powers, the audience will be able to experience José Cura only on 10 and 25 November.

 

Cast:

Santuzza - Dalia Schaechter

Turiddu - José Cura

Lucia - Andrea Andonian

Alfio - Bruno Caproni

Lola - Eva Vogel

 

José Cura in Cav at Cologne, photo from Helga

 

 

 

Cologne - Pag and Cav advertisement

 

 

José Cura as Turridu in Cologne production of Cavalleria Rusticana, October 2007
 

 

 

 

José Cura as Turridu in Cologne production of Cavalleria Rusticana, October 2007
 

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Turridu in Cologne production of Cavalleria Rusticana, October 2007
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura

Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura

 

 

Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura

 

 

Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura

 

 

 
Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura CC

 

 

Oper Köln - Cavalleria Rusticana with José Cura CC from Irmelda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oper Köln backstage after Cav and Pag 27 Oct 2007

Oper Köln backstage after Cav and Pag 27 Oct 2007

 

 

 

Mannheim 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cav @ the Met 2009

 

 

Cura Stars In RUSTICANA And PAGLIACCI At The MET 3/19
 

by BWW News Desk

Two star tenors, Roberto Alagna and José Cura, take on the challenge of singing the lead roles in both Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci when the classic double-bill returns to the Met's repertory...José Cura  sings both Turiddu and Canio, the latter for the first time at the Met, beginning March 30. He is joined by Ildikó Komlósi in her first Met appearances as Santuzza and by Ambrogio Maestri as Tonio for the final four performances; Vasili Ladyuk sings the role of Silvio at the March 30 performance only. The rest of the cast remains the same as in earlier performances. Pietro Rizzo, who is making his Met debut, conducts all the performances, which run through April 10.

About the performers

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With Turiddu, José Cura returns to the role of his Met debut, which he made on opening night of the 1999-2000 season; Canio is a company role debut for him. The Argentinian tenor has appeared in two other operas at the Met, as Cavaradossi in Tosca and as Samson in Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila. Next season, Cura sings the title role in Verdi's Stiffelio, which returns to the Met after an absence of 12 years. Elsewhere this season he sings Calŕf in Turandot at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and the Zurich Opera, as well as Stiffelio, Cavaradossi, and Don José at the Vienna State Opera. In addition, Cura, who originally trained as a conductor, leads performances of La Rondine at Bologna's Teatro Comunale.

 

Cav & Pag at the Met

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Double duty in Leoncavallo's  Cavalleria Rusticana and Mascagni's  Pagliacci has become common at the Metropolitan Opera.

Before this year, the only tenors to sing both "Cav" and "Pag" leads at the same Met performance were Kurt Baum, Placido Domingo, Frederick Jagel, Salvatore Licitra, Ermanno Mauro and Thomas Salignac. Now both Roberto Alagna and José Cura have performed the verismo doubleheader in the very same month.

Cura is not ideal but is far closer, with a baritonial timbre but a big bright side. He combined for thrilling duets with mezzo-soprano Ildiko Komlosi (Santuzza) in  Cavalleria ...

 

 

 

 

 

Cura @ the Met

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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