Classical WETA Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Tenor Yonghoon Lee and mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana star in Cavalleria Rusticana, the tragedy of ancient codes and illicit love, Sicilian style. In the second half of the pair of verismo potboilers, tenor Roberto Alagna is the murderous clown Canio and soprano Barbara Frittoli is his philandering wife.
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This week's episode features a 13-year-old violinist performing Robert Schumann, an award-winning young pianist, and a teenage boy who tried several different instruments before finally discovering his lifelong soulmate: the French horn.
Police in Amsterdam responded in full force to a man singing along to an opera playing in his headphones, because they thought his life was in danger. After kicking in the door, they all had a good laugh.