- 9 feb – 31 mar 2019, Main Stage.
- 3 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 interval.
- Pier Giorgio Morandi
- Direction of original production
- Damiano Michieletto
- Direction of revival production
- Rodula Gaitanou
- Set design
- Paolo Fantin
- Costume design
- Carla Teti
- Lighting design
- Alessandro Carletti
- Annalena Persson
- Santuzza (23, 29, 31 March)
- Katarina Karnéus
- Joachim Bäckström
- Mamma Lucia
- Rosalind Plowright
- Åke Zetterström
- Ann-Kristin Jones
- The Göteborg Opera Chorus
- The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Tickets SEK 100–655. 13 performances. Co-production with the Royal Opera House, Opera Australia and La Monnaie. Can be selected as a part of the Your Choice subscription.
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
Bloody revenge in Sicily.
A one-act opera by Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945). Libretto Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on Giovanni Verga’s novel.
A one-act opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857–1919). Libretto by the composer.
Co-production with the Royal Opera House, Opera Australia and La Monnaie.
Performed in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
The premiere will be broadcast live on Swedish National Radio.
”A gripping evening all round”— Financial Times
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 Karnéus, pour out their frustrations and desire.
Panel discussion prior to the premiere, 31 January
Please note, moved from 29 January
A week or two before the premiere we hold free panel discussions on the Small Stage. At these discussions the artistic team and soloists talk about their work. The chair for the opera panels is The Göteborg Opera's dramaturgist, Göran Gademan.
Free admission. Some talks are held in English.
Images from the La Monnaie production
Take the opportunity to learn more about the performance and get insight into the story and the background. Introductions take place either on our Small Stage or in the Opera Bar an hour before opera and dance performances (but are not held before premieres, guest performances or dance performances which have a physical introduction).
Introductions do not cost anything extra, use your performance ticket to enter. Introduction take about 20 minutes and are presented in Swedish. They are popular, so come early to make sure you get a seat!
Premiere 9 February 2019
13 performances, runs until 31 March