Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni's passionate tale of jealousy, sex, love, and family, was premiered on 17 May 1890 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome after having won first place in Sonzogno's competition for one-act operas. In addition to the most luxurious and flamboyant passages made famous in popular culture, FRC Music new edition of the 'INTERMEZZO' illuminates Mascagni's subtle attention to details of harmony, dynamics, and articulation. Alterations appear in the Intemezzo (N. 6), and there is much beautiful music to be discovered. You and your orchestra will love to play this music. Your audience will be delighted to hear this beautiful piece.