The Royal Opera’s celebrated production of Cavelleria rusticana / Pagliacci returns to the Royal Opera House later this month. First staged in 2015, Damiano Michieletto’s production was awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production in 2016 and receives its third revival in the 2023-24 Season.
For its 2023 revival Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci sees the return of many members of the outstanding cast that performed the same roles in 2022. Daniel Oren conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus alongside this cast, which includes Aleksandra Kursak as Santuzza, Roberto Alagna as Turiddu, Dimitri Platanias as Alfio and Elena Zilio as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria rusticana, and Jorge de León as Canio in Pagliacci. Anna Princeva returns to the Royal Opera House for the first time since her successful House debut in 2022, singing the role of Nedda.
This production also features 20 members of the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, who comprise the children’s chorus. The Youth Opera Company is The Royal Opera’s in-house chorus of 9–13-year-olds, who are provided with training in music and drama, with open auditions held every summer.
Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci runs on the Main Stage from 30 November – 15 December, with tickets available from the Royal Opera House website. For more information, visit: www.roh.org.uk/cavalleria-rusticana-pagliacci