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Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci - Mixed Programme

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci - Mixed Programme

Royal Opera House, Bow Street London WC2E 9DD

Prices: £40.00 to 210.00

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.

Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.


How to get Royal Opera House?

Tube Station

Piccadilly

(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Rail Station

Charing Cross

Bus Routes

(Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68

(Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Parking

Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)

Congestion Zone

yes

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Performance Details

Booking From Fri, 16-Nov-2018
Booking Until Sat, 13-Jan-2018
Running Time

Age Restriction

Seating Plan

Royal Opera House Seating Plan