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. 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.Performers Giselle Allen (Santuzza), Katie Bray (Lola), Jonathan Stoughton (Turiddu), Phillip Rhodes (Alfio), Rosalind Plowright (Mamma Lucia).
Author Pietro Mascagni (1889). Lyrics Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti. Lyrics Guido Menasci. Company Opera North. Conductor Tobias Ringborg. Director Karolina Sofulak. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Charles Edwards. Director Tim Claydon (movement director).