from the one act Italian opera Cavalleria Rusticana
by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto: Guido Menasci
, a soldier, the son of Lucia
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: Easter Sunday in the main square of a Sicilian village, Italy, late 1800s
Synopsis: Turiddu has been challenged to a duel by Alfio. He is drunk and does not believe that he will live through the duel. He tells his mother that he is going out and asks her to take care of Santuzza if he doesn't come back.