Royal Opera

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

In Cinemas 22, 23, 24, & 27 Jan 2016
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Dimitri Platanias, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Carmen Giannattasio
Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo
Damiano Michieletto
Set Design
Paolo Fantin
approx.3h incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 10 Dec 2015
4 stars! Michieletto is not the first to contrive a dramatic connection between these works, but his method is ingenious. A triumphant evening, supported by superb work by adult and junior choruses, and by orchestral playing under Antonio Pappano
Michael Church, The Independent

New Production! Two operatic masterpieces tell dark tales of passionate love and violent jealousy. Award-winning director Damiano Michieletto sets them both in a poverty-stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. Antonio Pappano conducts a terrific cast including charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.