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ROH Live: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (2020)

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 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Music: Pietro Mascagni Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Turiddu: Yonghoon Lee Santuzza: Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio: Dimitri Platanias Lola: Josè Maria Lo Monaco PAGLIACCI Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo Canio: Roberto Alagna Tonio: Dimitri Platanias Nedda: Aleksandra Kurzak Silvio: Bogdan Baciu Beppe: Mikeldi Atxlandabaso

Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti , Guido Menasci, Ruggero Leoncavallo
Damiano Michieletto
180 Minutes
Opera
Tuesday, 21 January 2020