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Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci

18 - 25 July 2020 His Majesty's Theatre

Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci

18 - 25 July 2020 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by West Australian Opera

Love, betrayal and revenge all play out in a quiet village in a rural corner of Italy. Domestic and social tensions are revealed in full voiced expression, showing that the trials of the people are rich ground for operatic storytelling.

The classic pairing of these one-act operas, often known as ‘Cav & Pag’, are celebrated as the birth of verismo, a style of music drama, depicting the crude passions of everyday people rather than the exploits of kings, queens and gods. Emotions run high in these two tales that will resonate with you for their powerful raw depictions of everyday life, in all its heartbreaking and beautiful complexities.

These stories and the music that surrounds them have become some of the most loved in the world of opera with Caruso’s recording of the famous aria “Vesti la giubba” becoming the first single record to sell over a million copies. German based Australian conductor, Rebecca Lang makes her debut with the company, leading an impassioned cast, the WAO chorus and WASO.

Cast and Creatives
Conductor Rebecca Lang
Director Andrew Sinclair
Rehearsal Director Margrete Helgeby Chaney
Set Designer Shaun Gurton
Costume Designer Victoria Rowell
Lighting Designer Donn Byrnes

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Composer Pietro Mascagni
Turiddu Paul O’Neill
Santuzza Jacqueline Dark
Alfio James Clayton
Lola Brigitte Heuser

PAGLIACCI
Composer Ruggero Leoncavallo
Canio Paul O’Neill
Nedda Emma Matthews
Tonio James Clayton
Silvio Sam Roberts-Smith
Beppe Matthew Lester

FEATURING
West Australian Opera Children’s Chorus
West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

LANGUAGE
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles


Please note:
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

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Premium

  • $179.00 Adult and Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under)

A Reserve

  • $149.00 Adult
  • $149.00 Student (presentation of Student ID required not available on Saturday nights)
  • $144.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under)

B Reserve

  • $109.00 Adult
  • $104.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under)
  • $50.00 Student (presentation of Student ID required not available on Saturday nights)

C Reserve

  • $59.00 Adult
  • $56.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under)
  • $30.00 Under 40's (presentation of ID required)
  • $30.00 Student (presentation of Student ID required not available on Saturday nights)

Groups (9+)

  • $144.00 A Reserve
  • $104.00 B Reserve
  • $56.00 C Reserve
  • $50.00 B Reserve Schools
  • $30.00 C Reserve Schools
  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 9 tickets purchased.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au 

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Audio Described Performance

  • Thursday 23 July 2020 at 7.30pm

Tactile Tour

  • Thursday 23 July 2020 at 6pm

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