Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci12A

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

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Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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 and 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.

A co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera.

Conductor: Daniel Oren

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Set designer: Paolo Fantin

Costume designer: Carla Teti

Lighting designer: Alessandro Carletti


Music: Pietro Mascagni

Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci

Turiddu: Yonghoon Lee

Santuzza: Liudmyla Monastyrska

Alfio: Dimitri Platanias

Lola: Josè Maria Lo Monaco


Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio: Roberto Alagna

Tonio: Dimitri Platanias

Nedda: Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio: Bogdan Baciu

Beppe: Mikeldi Atxlandabaso