13 – 22 MAY 2016
Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci are, more often than not, performed together in a double bill of passion and revenge, know affectionately as Cav and Pag. This exciting new production, directed by Bruno Ravella, will be the world premiere of a new English translation by David Parry, not to mention Hampstead Garden Opera’s first show at Jackson’s Lane Theatre.
The characters of both operas are ordinary village folk; passion and emotion are central, and the idea of jilted or lost love often plays a part. Says director Bruno Ravella: “They are fun, colourful, tragic pieces with exciting characters and real drama. Both are set in southern Italy, and for me recall some family memories. The music is engaging and rewarding…the themes and music have taken me on a new journey, of greater depth and fresh insight.’
When: 13 – 22 May 2016
Where: Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Archway Rd, London N6 5AA
Tickets: From £21. Click here to book.