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About Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci - the world's greatest opera double bill.

Richard Jones's new realisation of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's classic pairing tells of how passion and betrayal can transform the most ordinary of lives and drive individuals to heart-felt and yet extreme acts of revenge. New life is breathed into this much-loved double bill by illuminating writing from two of Britain's leading literary figures; TS Eliot Prize-winner Sean O'Brien provides a new translation of Cavalleria rusticana (Sicilian Revenge), and Oscar-nominated Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), writes an compelling new version of Pagliacci (The Comedians).

ENO Music Director Edward Gardner guides the Company through these two magnificent and immediately recognisable scores (Cav & Pag was recently voted No. 1 in Classic FM's Hall of Fame Top 10 Operas) which include the stirring Easter Chorus and Intermezzo (Raging Bull, Godfather III). Cavalleria rusticana's impressive cast features Peter Auty as Turiddu and Jane Dutton as Santuzza whilst Mary Plazas and Geraint Dodd play the lead roles in Pagliacci.

"English National Opera has delivered a show in its best tradition - sophisticated, immediately appealing, thrillingly sung" - Financial Times

"Pagliacci... is a five-star corke" - Metro

"This is Richard Jones working at his unbeatable best" - The Daily Telegraph