Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci
Date and timeFri 20.8.2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 10:10 p.m.
Two tragic events take place in an Italian village: a vengeful duel and a murder fuelled by suspicion. What pushes a jealous mind to such extreme deeds?
When first presented, Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci laid the foundations for the rise of verismo, realism in opera.
Damiano Michieletto’s keen direction combines these two opera classics in an ingenious way. The award-winning production, which teems with hidden love, jealousy and revenge, was an instant success after its premiere at the Royal Opera House in London in 2015.
Music: Pietro Mascagni, Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Sets: Paolo Fantin
Costumes: Carla Teti
Lighting design: Alessandro Carletti
Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Tickets 17-109€, duration 3 h 10 min
Performed in Italian, surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Recommended for children over the age of 12.
Image: Catherine Ashmore / Royal Opera House