Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [ENCORE]
Sun 26 Apr 2020
£19 | £17 Concession | £8.50 Under 16s
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.
The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.
With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA PAGLIACCI
Music Pietro Mascagni Music Ruggero Leoncavallo
Libretto Giovanni Libretto Ruggero Leoncavallo
Targioni-Tozzetti and Canio Roberto Alagna
Guido Menasci Tonio Dimitri Platanias
Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak
Santuzza Silvio Bogdan Baciu
Liudmyla Monastyrska Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso
Alfio Dimitri Platanias
Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco
Image: Elena Zilio as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria rusticana ©2017 ROH. Photographed by Catherine Ashmore