Cavalleria rusticana / I Pagliacci
17 > 29 March 2018
Opéra des Nations

Cavalleria Rusticana /
I Pagliacci

Cavalleria rusticana
Opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. First performed on 17 May 1890 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

I Pagliacci
Opera in a prologue and two acts with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
First performed at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on 21 May 1892.

In coproduction with the Teatre comunale di Bologna

Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 2:55 (with one intermission)

Although Mascagni and Leoncavallo never worked together, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci  have become inseparable in the operatic world. As each is too court to make up a full evening’s performance, they found themselves on the same bill at the Met one evening in 1895. They have since become inseparable. Composed just two years apart, they were destined to become opera’s twins.

Musical Director Alexander Joel
Cavalleria rusticana  
Stade Director Emma Dante
Set Designer Carmine Maringola
Costumes Designer Vanessa Sannino
Lighting Designer Cristian Zucaro
Choreographer Manuela Lo Sicco
Santuzza Oksana Volkova
Turiddu Marcello Giordani
Mamma Lucia Stefania Toczyska
Alfio Roman Burdenko
Lola Melody Louledjian*
I Pagliacci  
Stage Director Serena Sinigaglia
Set Designer Maria Spazzi
Costumes Designer Carla Teti
Lighting Designer Claudio De Pace
Nedda, alias Colombina Nino Machaidze
Canio, alias Pagliaccio Diego Torre
Tonio, alias Taddeo Roman Burdenko
Beppo, alias Arlecchino Migran Agadzhanyan*
Silvio Markus Werba (17, 19, 21, 27 & 29 March)
Mark Stone (23 & 25 March)
Deux villageois Terige Sirolli & Rodrigo Garcia Muñoz
Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de musique,
danse et théâtre

Directors: Magali Dami & Fruzsina Szuromi
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  
*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe  

Conference about the work


Broadcast on Espace2

Mar 2018
Saturday 17 |  7:30 pm
Monday 19 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 21 |  7:30 pm
Friday 23 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 25 |  3 pm
Tuesday 27 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 29 |  7:30 pm