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21 April 2020Royal Opera House Live Screening; Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
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Royal Opera House Live Screening; Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo Tuesday 21 April 2020

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) 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, 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.

https://www.roh.org.uk/showings/cavalleria-rusticanapagliacci-live-2020