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!
Head up the stairs at the Joan Sutherland Theatre to enjoy the pop-up bar with an unbeatable view of the harbour, exclusive to ticket holders. The bar opens 90 minutes before evening performances. See the menu.
|Revival Director||Rodula Gaitanou|
|Assistant Director||Andy Morton|
|Set Designer||Paolo Fantin|
|Costume Designer||Carla Teti|
|Lighting Designer||Alessandro Carletti|
|Lighting realised by||Gary Dooley|
|Mamma Lucia||Dominica Matthews|
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 and 10, including one interval.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.