Royal Opera Live: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Tue 21 April 2020

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 7pm.

On sale soon.

The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.

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. 

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. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarised by the Financial Times as “a gripping evening all round”. (190min)

Ticket Information

££16.40
Concessions, student, child £13.90

Friends save 10%, bookable by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.40 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit.