Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
&
PAGLIACCI

24-25 AUG 2019

 

Sat Sun
AUG 24 AUG 25
19:30 19:30

 

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

 

$480, $380, $280, $100

 

Acknowledgement
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 

 

+100%-

Cavalleria Rusticana is set on an Easter morning in Sicily. Santuzza is anxiously looking for her lover Turridu, who she thinks has cheated and returned to his former fiancée, Lola who married the wine merchant Alfio when Turiddu was called to war. Santuzza tries in vain to win him back. Now an outcast, and mad with jealousy, she tells Alfio, the cuckolded husband, about Lola. Alfio challenges Turiddu to a fight. Before leaving for fatal duel, Turiddu says goodbye to his mother.

Pagliacci is based on a real murder case of the late-19th century. Canio heads a travelling acting troupe. Canio’s wife Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvo, a young man in the town where they are stopped. Fearing Canio’s anger, Nedda attempts to break it off but Silvio persuades her to run off with him after the performance. Tonio, one of the troupe’s actors, also desires Nedda, but she pushes him away. In revenge, Tonio tells Canio of Nedda’s affair. During the performance,Canio loses character and confronts Nedda, pulling a knife: art and life become one.

Semi-staged Opera
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles

Producer Warren Mok
Conductor Gianluca Martinenghi
Director Enrico Castiglione

Chorus Director Alex Tam

Opera Hong Kong Orchestra
Opera Hong Kong Chorus

Cavalleria Rusticana’s Cast
Santuzza Dominique Chan* / Bobbie Zhang^
Turiddu Chen Chen
Alfio Liu Songhu
Lucia Ivy Mak
Lola Emily Liu

Pagliacci’s Cast
Canio Hao Xingwa
Nedda 
Louise Kwong* / Li Yang^
Tonio 
Sun Li
Peppe 
Chen Yong
Silvio 
Liu Songhu

* 24 Aug 2019 | ^ 25 Aug 2019

The presenter reserves the right to replace artists at short notice in the event of the said performer(s) indisposition or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

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