Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Saturday 8th July 2023, 7.30pm

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo Pagliacci

Thank you to those who came to this performance. The programme can be found here: Cavalleria RusticanaPagliacci

Turiddu/Canio – Adam Gilbert

Tonio/Alfio – Gyula Nagy

Santuzza – Lee Bisset

Nedda – Fflur Wyn

Silvio – Benedict Nelson

Mamma Lucia – Sarah Pring

Beppe – Charne Rochford

Lola – Nancy Holt

Conductor Harry Sever

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra

Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus

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 – from the Saffron Hall Box Office 

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Please note that tickets are purchased on a non-refundable basis.