Daniel Oren conductor
Damiano Michieletto director
Paolo Fantin set deisgner
Carla Teti costume designer
Alessandro Carletti lighting designer

 

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Pietro Mascagni music
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci libretto

Yonghoon Lee Turiddu
Liudmyla Monastyrska Santuzza​
Dimitri Platanias Alfio 
Josè Maria Lo Monaco Lola 

 

PAGLIACCI

Ruggero Leoncavallo music, libretto

Roberto Alagna Canio 
Dimitri Platanias Tonio
Aleksandra Kurzak Nedda ​
Bogdan Baciu Silvio ​
Mikeldi Atxalandabaso Beppe 

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.

Running time: c. 3h inc. intervals.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.