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.


Music(s): Mascagi (Cavalleria Rusticana), Rachmaninov (Aleko)

Archive listings for Cavalleria Rusticana/Aleko

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Cavalleria Rusticana - Sung in Italian with English titles. Aleko - Sung in Russian with English titles.Company Opera North. Director Karolina Sofulak. Conductor Antony Hermus. Design Charles Edwards. Lighting Charles Edwards. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Performer Giselle Allen (Santuzza - Cavalleria Rusticana). Performer Andres Presno (Turiddu - Cavalleria Rusticana). Performer Robert Hayward (Alfio - Cavalleria Rusticana). Performer Anne-Marie Owens (Lucia - Cavalleria Rusticana). Performer Robert Hayward (Aleko - Aleko). Performer Elin Pritchard (Zemfira - Aleko). Performer Andres Presno (Young Lover - Aleko). Performer Anne-Marie Owens (Baboushka - Aleko).
20 Mar 24 to 22 Mar 24The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L2012176487
13 Mar 24 to 15 Mar 24Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L01365443824
6 Mar 24 to 8 Mar 24Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1758476405
15 Feb 24 to 24 Feb 24Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L778555763
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