Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
3h 20m minutes. The Royal Opera. Digital.
Sun., January 17, 2016
These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers masterpiece, and arebrought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, whosets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has ahold. The Royal Operas Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includescharismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano CarmenGiannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko. (3 hours including one intermission.)
The Royal Opera House is home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet – and since 2006 they have been broadcasting some of the world’s most spectacular and moving opera and ballet performances from Covent Garden London to cinemas around the globe. The 2015/16 Cinema Season is the most ambitious to date with 6 operas and 6 ballets that include new productions, classic revivals, brand new ballets and highly anticipated operatic role debuts.
The Colonial will be screening 3 ballets and 2 operas during the 2015/16 season:
The Nutcracker on Sun, Dec 20 at 5:30PM
Cavalleria Rusticana on Sun, Jan 17 at 4:30PM
La Traviata on Sun, Mar 6 at 4:30PM
Giselle on Sun, May 8 at 4:30PM
Sleeping Beauty on Sun, Jun 12 at 4:30PM
Seniors & Students: $7
Members & Children < 13: $5
Tickets are non-refundable. General admission seating. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online.