Royal Opera House



Doors Open


Starting Time

7:00 pm

Running Time: 3:00 Hours

Intervals: -

ROH Live: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (Live)

Live Broadcast Awaiting confirmation from the Royal Opera House

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.




Music Pietro Mascagni

Libretto Giovanni

Targioni-Tozzetti and

Guido Menasci

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee

Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska

Alfio Dimitri Platanias

Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco



Daniel Oren


Damiano Michieletto

Set designer

Paolo Fantin

Costume designer

Carla Teti

Lighting designer

Alessandro Carletti


Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Music Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio Roberto Alagna

Tonio Dimitri Platanias

Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio Bogdan Baciu

Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso