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Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagaliaci

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagaliaci

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they 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, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.

Release Date: TBC
Rating: CTC - Not Yet Classified
Running Time: 3hr 10m
GenreOpera, Theatre

Session Times for Regent

Sun 21 Jun
Wed 24 Jun