ROH Encore: Callaveria Rusticana/ Pagliacci Event Information page

ROH Encore: Callaveria Rusticana/ Pagliacci

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  • Event times:
    • Start : 2.00pm
26th April
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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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Booking Fees per transaction, 50p at Box Office, £1.00 on internet or telephone bookings.

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