Enjoy twice the thrill with this double bill of the ever-popular Cavalleria rusticana and Rachmaninov's rarely heard Aleko. In both gritty blood-soaked dramas, jealous love triangles plummet to violent ends. Cavalleria Rusticana Turiddu and Lola were once lovers; but when he left to join the army, Lola married another man. Although Turridù finds consolation in the arms of Santuzza, his obsessive passion for Lola still burns fiercely. Thus the stage is set for a tale of faithlessness, jealousy and violence, set in a rural community where the church maintains an iron grip on the souls of its people. Aleko - Rachmaninov's first opera is a story of emotion run riot. In the past, Aleko turned his back on the restrictions of conventional society and joined a marginalised community where he fell in love with a young woman, Zemfira. But her love for him has grown cold and she finds solace in the arms of a young lover. Driven on by the unforgiving code of honour he has inherited, Aleko exacts a bloody vengeance for this betrayal. Cavalleria Rusticana - Sung in Italian with English titles. Aleko - Sung in Russian with English titles.


Giselle Allen (Santuzza - Cavalleria Rusticana), Andres Presno (Turiddu - Cavalleria Rusticana), Robert Hayward (Alfio - Cavalleria Rusticana), Anne-Marie Owens (Lucia - Cavalleria Rusticana), Robert Hayward (Aleko - Aleko), Elin Pritchard (Zemfira - Aleko), Andres Presno (Young Lover - Aleko), Anne-Marie Owens (Baboushka - Aleko)


Music(s): Mascagi (Cavalleria Rusticana), Rachmaninov (Aleko)
Company: Opera North
Director: Karolina Sofulak
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Design: Charles Edwards
Lighting: Charles Edwards
Costume: Gabrielle Dalton

Cavalleria Rusticana/Aleko

Cavalleria Rusticana/Aleko (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T663978201. Details of all Cavalleria Rusticana/Aleko archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0869457096

Archive Listings

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The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
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Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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15 Feb 24
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Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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