Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

8th July 2023, 7.30pm

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo Pagliacci

Santuzza Lee Bisset, Mamma Lucia Sarah Pring, Tonio/Alfio Gyula Nagy, Turiddu/Canio Adam Gilbert, Nedda Fflur Wyn.
Conductor Harry Sever
Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

One of the best-loved double-bills in the operatic repertoire, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci were never intended as a pair. But the intensity of the emotions, vivid humanity of the librettos, and monumental beauty of the music has brought these two together for ever.

Cavalleria Rusticana (‘Rustic Chivalry’) – best known for the staggering ‘Easter Hymn’ – is a tale of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of a Sicilian village square on Easter Sunday, whilst Pagliacci (‘The Clowns’) sees a similarly troubled love story at the heart of a touring theatre company.

Former Royal Opera House Young Artist Gyula Nagy tackles the twin roles of Tonio/Alfio whilst Welsh National Opera Associate Artist Adam Gilbert sings Canio/Turiddu. Lee Bisset makes her debut as Santuzza alongside Fflur Wyn and Sarah Pring, in this evening of Italian drama not to be missed!

Tickets: From £15. Discounts available for Students & Under 18s