Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza) and the Met Chorus perform the Easter Hymn from Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana”, 2015 Today we’re listening to… The Easter Hymn from Pietro Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana. No matter what we believe in, it’s hard to deny the beauty behind this piece – in its music and meaning. It is Easter morning in a 19th-century Italian village. Santuzza’s character sings the Easter Hymn in this excerpt, also referred to as both “Regina Coeli” and “Inneggiano”. She is singing to herself as her Sicilian village takes part in Easter festivities.
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