Premiere 9 February 2019

Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Bloody revenge in Sicily.

Cavalleria rusticana

A one-act opera by Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945). Libretto Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on Giovanni Verga’s novel.

Pagliacci

A one-act opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857–1919). Libretto by the composer.

Performed in Italian with Swedish surtitles.

”A gripping evening all round”Financial Times
Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci overflow with passion and the heat of the south, before each opera is halted by murderous jealousy. There is no place here for intellectual drama, simply pure emotions and the primordial power of music. These two one-act operas marked the dawn of verismo, Italian for “realism”, a style of opera in which the weaknesses and desires of ordinary people are examined in microscopic detail and told as realistically as possible.

They were not originally intended to be performed together, but since the early 20th century they have been constantly performed together, as is the case in this successful production from director Damiano Michieletto. His strong staging, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production at its premiere in London in 2015, shows how a small village suffers two catastrophic tragedies: revenge with a fatal outcome, and the murder of a wife by her husband in a fit of rage. Both to tender, scintillating music.

Italian maestro Pier Giorgo Morandi, an expert in this type of musical drama, makes a welcome return to the conductor’s podium. In the role of Canio, Tomas Lind performs one of the most demanding Italian tenor roles, with the famous aria Vesti la giubba. The role of his young wife Nedda will be shared by Ida Falk Winland and Carolina Sandgren, while Cavaliera Rusticana’s former lovers Santuzza and Turiddu, portrayed by Joachim Bäckström and Annalena Persson/ Katarina Karnéuspour out their frustrations and desire.

Premiere 9 February 2019
13 performances, runs until 31 March

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Upcoming shows

February 2019

Sat 9/2
18:00
Main Stage 
Premiere
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Wed 13/2
19:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 17/2
18:00
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Wed 20/2
19:00
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Sun 24/2
18:00
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Thu 28/2
19:00
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March 2019

Sun 3/3
18:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Wed 6/3
19:00
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Wed 13/3
19:00
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Thu 21/3
19:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sat 23/3
18:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Fri 29/3
19:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 31/3
16:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

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