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ROH Encore: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (12A)

ROH Encore: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci

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 surtitles


Daniel Oren


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


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


11 April–2 May 2020

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

–17 March 2020

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