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.
Murder on Easter Sunday. Victim: male. A mourning mother, a married mistress, a spurned lover and a cuckolded husband who makes one dangerous enemy.
Put on your costume and powder your face. The people have paid, and want to laugh! Laugh, clown, at your shattered love, at the sorrow that poisons your heart!
Enjoy dinner before the opera at Arts Centre Melbourne
Allow 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.
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House
Listen to 'Vesti la giubba' from Pagliacci
|Revival Director||Andy Morton|
|Set Designer||Paolo Fantin|
|Costume Designer||Carla Teti|
|Lighting Designer||Alessandro Carletti|
|Mamma Lucia||Dominica Matthews|
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.
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 subscription package.
Veal carpaccio, rocket leaaves, oven-roasted capsicum, aged balsamic and EVOO
+ a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
Fresh prawn ravioli, crayfish-infused lemon butter sauce, served with pearls of
+ a glass of riesling
Blood orange semifreddo soufflé, chiacchiere
+ tea or coffee
Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.