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Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Mascagni / Leoncavallo

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Arts Centre Melbourne, State TheatreMay 10 – 20, 2017
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Wed 10.5.17
7:30 PM
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Sat 13.5.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera.  Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Mon 15.5.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera.  Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Wed 17.5.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera.  Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Sat 20.5.17
1:00 PM
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This is an audio described performance for those with vision impairments. Audio-described bookings can only be made through Opera Australia by calling the Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or by emailing ticketing@opera.org.au

NEW PRODUCTION

Roll up for a double dose of desperation and drama in this classic double bill of tragedies with stories that cut all too close to home.

In a small Italian town, lusting after someone who is not yours is a dangerous game. And falling in love? Even more treacherous. Two short operas explore the full spectrum of emotion: passionate love, consuming lust, bitter suffering and boundless rage.

This Olivier Award-winning co-production with the Royal Opera House lays bare the raw heart of each opera — ordinary people, driven by emotion to the limits of what we know is human. The result is pure catharsis: everyday tragedy writ large on stage.

Diego Torre sings the famous 'Vesti la giubba' as he performs both challenging tenor roles in one evening, and the Opera Australia Chorus sings the famous Easter Hymn as Dragana Radakovic's voice soars above.

 

 


Enjoy dinner before the opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

A couple dines at Arts Centre Melbourne before the operaAllow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 6pm at Café Vic. You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $75, including matched wine. View the menu.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets.


Conductor Andrea Licata
Director Damiano Michieletto
Revival Director Andy Morton
Set Designer Paolo Fantin
Costume Designer Carla Teti
Lighting Designer Alessandro Carletti
   
Cavalleria Rusticana
 
Turiddu Diego Torre
Santuzza Dragana Radakovic
Alfio José Carbó
Mamma Lucia Dominica Matthews
Lola Sian Pendry
   
Pagliacci
 
Canio Diego Torre
Nedda Anna Princeva
Tonio José Carbó
Silvio Samuel Dundas
Beppe John Longmuir

Opera Australia Chorus

Orchestra Victoria


This production features scenes of violence and may not be appropriate for children under 15.


A co-production with the Royal Opera House, Götebord Opera Sweden and La Monnaie Brussels

Running time: approximately 3 hours, including one interval.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


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Opera Society

"Diego Torre takes the tenor lead in both works with a magnificently clenched spinto sound of great dramatic force."

The Sydney Morning Herald

"Combining ‘Cav and Pag’ is masterstroke by Damiano Michietto."

The Australian (subscription required)

"An excellent cast, and [Diego] Torre in spectacular form."

Limelight Magazine

"One of the best operas I have seen in recent times."

The AU Review

Revenge, adultery, and murder... And that's just in the first course.

Allow us to make your dinner reservation: 6pm at Café Vic. You'll be served a themed three-course set menu for just $75, including matched wine.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.

Entrée

Veal carpaccio, rocket leaaves, oven-roasted capsicum, aged balsamic and EVOO
a glass of sparkling wine on arrival

Main

Fresh prawn ravioli, crayfish-infused lemon butter sauce, served with pearls of the sea.
+ a glass of riesling

Dessert

Blood orange semifreddo soufflé, chiacchiere
+ tea or coffee


Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.

Published menu is subject to change without notice.
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