- 9 feb – 31 mar 2019, Main Stage.
- 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
- Katarina Karnéus
- Joachim Bäckström
- Mamma Lucia
- Rosalind Plowright
- Åke Zetterström
- Ann-Kristin Jones
- The Göteborg Opera Chorus
- The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Tickets SEK 100–655. 13 performances. Co-production with the Royal Opera House, Opera Australia and La Monnaie. Can be selected in the following subscriptions: Premiere, Weekday and Your Choice.
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.
Performed in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
”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.
Premiere 9 February 2019
13 performances, runs until 31 March