(cancelled) ROH Opera – Cavalleria Rusticana /Pagliacci (12A)
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 music is by Pietro Mascagni, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. It is directed by Damiano Michieletto, and stars Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna.
This award-winning production 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, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci distils into one wonderful night out the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familar form.
(3hr.) Tickets on sale from 21st March from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, The High Street, Market harborough, or via http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk