Royal Opera House: Broadcast: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
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Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.Music: Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero LeoncavalloDirector: Damiano MichielettoStarring: Yonghoon Lee, Roberto Alagna The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy.The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form. (3hr 0min)
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