Discover betrayal, lust, love, jealousy and murder through The Royal Opera’s new production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, live at Eden Cinemas on the 10th of December at 8.15pm. Broadcast live from London’s Royal Opera House, both operas are conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Damiano Michieletto. The world-class cast is lead by Eva-Maria Westbroek and Aleksandrs Antonenko, who together bring the productions to life.
Cavalleria Rusticana follows a tragedy of ancient codes and the illegitimate love of the peasant Turiddu for the married Lola. In a small village in Southern Italy, in the late 20th century where women are objectified and men fight for pride, the lovers’ betrayal ends in the ultimate duel.
Pagliacci takes stage in the local community hall, and tells the story of an acting troupe; the hunchback Tonio, the murderous Canio and his adulterous wife Nedda. The performance merges the imaginary and reality together, following the tragic murder of Nedda in front of the audience. The story is based on a real life crime the composer witnessed as a child.
Both operas are staged as originally intended by the composers Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Leoncavallo (Pagliacci), which looked to reproduce the realities of rustic Italian life as part of the verismo movement.
Tickets for Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci are available at a fraction of the overseas prices. Each ticket is €18 per adult and €10 for children aged 16 and under. Making the evening that more special, the audience will be offered a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden car park. An encore performance will be held on the 15th of October at 3pm. Tickets will be priced at €15 for adults and €10 for under 16s.
The event is sponsored by 35 South, Attard and Co, and Waterbiscuit.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.edencinemas.com.mt.