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
Composer Pietro Mascagni
Turiddu Paul O’Neill
Santuzza Jacqueline Dark
Alfio James Clayton
Lola Brigitte Heuser
Composer Ruggero Leoncavallo
Canio Paul O’Neill
Nedda Emma Matthews
Tonio James Clayton
Silvio Sam Roberts-Smith
Beppe Matthew Lester
West Australian Opera Children’s Chorus
West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
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