Set at Easter, Cavalleria rusticana tells the tale of Turiddu, a soldier, who has returned from the army to find his lover, Lola, has married another man. In consolation, he has seduced Santuzza, leaving her desperate, while still nurturing his obsessive desire for Lola.


Author: Pietro Mascagni (1889)
Lyrics(s): Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, Guido Menasci
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Archive listings for Cavalleria Rusticana

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Daniel Oren. Director Damiano Michieletto. Design Paolo Fantin. Costume Carla Teti. Lighting Alessandro Carletti. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer Elina Garanca (Santuzza - some dates). Performer Anna Pirozzi (Santuzza - some dates). Performer Bryan Hymel (Turiddu). Performer Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia). Performer Dimitri Patanias (Alfio). Performer Martina Belli (Lola).
29 Nov 17 to 13 Jan 18Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0826896683


Sung in Italian wth English titles. Playing as part of 'The Little Greats: Short operas with huge emotions' as a double bill on some dates with Trial by Jury, Pagliacci or Osud.Company Opera North. Conductor Tobias Ringborg. Director Karolina Sofulak. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Charles Edwards. Director Tim Claydon (movement director). Performer Giselle Allen (Santuzza). Performer Katie Bray (Lola). Performer Jonathan Stoughton (Turiddu). Performer Phillip Rhodes (Alfio). Performer Rosalind Plowright (Mamma Lucia).
16 Nov 17 to 18 Nov 17The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1563824644
9 Nov 17Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L01532764768
2 Nov 17 to 4 Nov 17Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1492999164
26 Oct 17 to 28 Oct 17Hull New Theatre, Hull :: V934
listing details L01021637798
27 Sep 17 to 21 Oct 17Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L0945512560


Company Hampstead Garden Opera.
13 May 16 to 22 May 16Jacksons Lane, Outer London :: V312
listing details L01470054213


Company Winchester Operatic Society. Director Tony Ayres. Conductor Derek Beck.
10 Nov 09 to 14 Nov 09Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L1195901758

Puccini Gianni Schicchi and Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana - T01162345738

30 May 09White Rock Theatre, Hastings :: V670
listing details L1127683305


Company Preston Opera.
28 Apr 04 to 1 May 04Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L2132054828


Company Riverside Opera.
26 Feb 02 to 2 Mar 02Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L02080551149


Company Kennet Opera.
13 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
listing details L0978381767


Performances of [Mascagni]'s dramatic one-act tale of passion and revenge in a Sicilian village, plus favourite items from operas by [Mozart], [Verdi], [Puccini], [Bizet], sung in Italian and French with piano accompaniment.Company Capital Opera.
22 Jun 00 to 24 Jun 00General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L851793964


Sung in Italian, revivalCompany Welsh National Opera. Lighting Howard Harrison. Design Michael Yeargan. Conductor Julian Smith. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Performer Dennis O'Neill (Turiddu). Performer Bonaventura Bottone (Turiddu). Performer Phillip Joll (Alfio). Performer Peter Sidhom (Alfio). Performer Claire Shearer (Lola). Performer Susan Gorton (Mamma Lucia). Performer Katja Lytting (Santuzza).
14 Jul 99 to 16 Jul 99Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L1415875017
8 Jul 99Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L02112042671
1 Jul 99New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L0379733050
22 Jun 99 to 24 Jun 99Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L01938782492
16 Jun 99 to 18 Jun 99Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L702764107
4 Jun 99New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L01707029170
28 May 99New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L1996031922
15 May 99 to 22 May 99New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L02067365732
15 May 99 to 22 May 99New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L0185346383


Company New Sussex Opera. Company Hanover Band. Conductor Michael Fulcher. Director John Lloyd Davies. Design John Lloyd Davies. Performer Juliet Booth (Santuzza). Performer Bradley Daley (Turiddu). Performer Rahel Wagner (Lola). Performer Amanda Baldwin (Mamma Lucia ). Performer Graham Stone (Alfio).
13 Mar 99Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
listing details L1795032961


Company Surrey Opera.
20 Jul 98 to 24 Jul 98Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L01312338523


Company Opera Holland Park. Design Sarah Wiliamson. Director Sarah Alexander. Conductor Jonathan Gill. Director Jonathan Gill (music). Performer Sarah Rhodes. Performer Julia Melinek. Performer Susan Cullen. Performer Yvonne Fontane. Performer Irakh Grigalashvili. Performer Khosrow Mahsson. Performer Fione O'Neill. Performer Jane Leslie Mackenzie. Performer Anthoni Garfield Henry. Performer Graham Stone. Performer Keel Watson. Performer Bjorn Arvidsson.
16 Jun 98 to 27 Jun 98Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L1248177797

Other listings

26 Oct 16 to 29 Oct 16Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
listing details L173139401

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