Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci
Author(s): Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo
Company: The Royal Opera
Running time: 3h 15min approx
Damiano Michieletto’s Olivier Award-winning double production draws these opera classics together in a recreation of life in a southern Italian village. Emotions erupt as a travelling theatre visits, leading to shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy.
Antonio Pappano conducts a cast led by Jonas Kaufmann in the dual roles of Turridu and Canio, alongside Ermonela Jaho (Nedda), Anita Rachvelishvili (Santuzza) and Dimitri Platanias (Alfio / Tonio).