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
Approximate running time: about 3 hours
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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 Atxaland
Co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera
Image: Elena Zilio as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria rusticana ©2017 ROH. Photographed by Catherine Ashmore
Tickets £16.50 Adult, £14.50 Senior, £10.00 Child (under 16)
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