The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci double bill will polish off IPR’s Opera in October series. The Cavalleria rusticana cast features Iowa natives Katharine Goeldner (Santuzza) of Sigourney, Janara Kellerman (Mamma Lucia) of Cedar Rapids, and Teresa Buchholz (Lola) of Elkader. Tenor Chris Carr of Quasqueton performs as Beppe in Pagliacci. Suzanne Vinnik sings the role of Nedda in Pagliacci, and former Cleveland Browns football player Ta’u Pupu’a sings in both the Cavalleria rusticana (Turridu) and Pagliacci (Canio) lead roles.
IPR’s guest co-host is Texas Tech University’s professor of choral and opera studies, Dr. John Hollins, who also served as the CROT’s rehearsal pianist, coach and curtain talk presenter. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov. 5th at 3 p.m. for IPR’s Opera in October broadcast!