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Festa Italiana

Eric T. Williams
The Kansas City Symphony
The Kansas City Symphony Chorus performs in Helzberg Hall.

Relive some epic performances of Italian opera music from Helzberg Hall with The Kansas City Symphony and The Kansas City Symphony Chorus. We'll hear familiar overtures, intermezzos and choruses from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and more.


Michael Stern, conductor
Dan Margolies

The Kansas City Symphony Chorus is under the direction of Charles Bruffy.


Live performance, October 2015

Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri
by Gioachino Rossini

Intermezzo sinfonico and Coro a bocca chiusa from Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini

Intermezzo and Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
by Pietro Mascagni

Bell Chorus from Pagliacci
by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
La tragenda from Le Villi
by Giacomo Puccini

Matador's Chorus from La Traviata
Zitti, Zitti from Rigoletto
Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Overture to Nabucco
Va, pensiero from Nabucco
Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
by Giuseppe Verdi

Capriccio sinfonico
by Giacomo Puccini

Gloria all'Egitto from Aida
by Giuseppe Verdi

Eric T. Williams
Michael Stern conducts the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus.

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at