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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Cavalleria rusticana, Act I, Scene 4
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key E minor
Language Italian
Composer Pietro Mascagni 1863 – 1945
Poet Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti 1863 – 1934, Guido Menasci 1867-1925
Range Voi lo sapete, o mamma
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Voi lo sapete, o mamma, a setting by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, was composed by Pietro Mascagni in 1888 (E minor) and premiered in 1890. This aria is part of scene 4 of his opera, La Cavalleria rusticana.

Premiered in 1890, La Cavalleria Rusticana was composed by Mascagni, aged 25, for a competition chaired by the publisher Sonzogno in 1888. He won the prize which consisted of having his opera of one act, La Cavalleria rusticana, staged in Rome at the cost of the publisher. The libretto, written by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, is based on a short story by Giovanni Verga. As la Cavalleria Rusticana lasts only 70minutes, it is often performed alongside with Pagliacci, another verismo opera, written by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

The opera opens on Turiddu serenading Lola behind the curtains. Villagers prepare to listen to mass and praise the beauty of life. Santuzza appears and heads to the shop of Mamma Lucia, the mother of Turiddu. She asks her is her son is there and she answers negatively. Their conversation is interrupted by the husband of Lola, Alfio, a carter who wants to buy some wine from Lucia’s shop. Lucia answers Turiddu has gone to buy some. They are interrupted by the beginning of the Easter religious celebrations and all head into the church except Lucia and Santuzza. Santuzza is tormented by the acknowledgement that Lola has started an adulterous affair with Turiddu. Lola had been engaged to him, but married Alfio while Turriddu was at war. When the soldier returned and discovered her betrayal, he seduced Santuzza to drive Lola crazy with jealousy. Santuzza expresses all her tourments to Lucia in her aria: Voi lo sapete, o mamma.

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