New Production! Two operatic masterpieces tell dark tales of passionate love and violent jealousy. Award-winning director Damiano Michieletto sets them both in a poverty-stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. Antonio Pappano conducts a terrific cast including charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.
- Antonio Pappano
- Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Eva-Maria Westbroek, Dimitri Platanias, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Carmen Giannattasio
- Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo
- Damiano Michieletto
- Set Design
- Paolo Fantin
- approx.3h incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
4 stars! Michieletto is not the first to contrive a dramatic connection between these works, but his method is ingenious. A triumphant evening, supported by superb work by adult and junior choruses, and by orchestral playing under Antonio PappanoMichael Church, The Independent
The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.