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



Daniel Oren


Damiano Michieletto

Set designer

Paolo Fantin

Costume designer

Carla Teti

Lighting designer 
Alessandro Carletti


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


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