We are awaiting details of the new schedule from the Royal Opera House & Royal Ballet . 
Tickets are £16 adults, £14 concessions & £12 under 16s.

ROH: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci POSTPONED


April 20, 2020

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.


Conductor: Daniel Oren

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Set designer: Paolo Fantin

Costume designer: Carla Teti

Lighting designer: Alessandro Carletti



Music: Pietro Mascagni

Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and



Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo


Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 3 hours

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