The Royal Opera - Cavalleria Rusticana Reviews
4 June 2020
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza)
General scene
Elena Zilio (Lucia), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Turiddu)
Dimitri Platanuas (Alfio), Chorus
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza)

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Cavalleria Rusticana

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 21

Cavapagliacci con Silvio y Lucía
4 Jan 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Pane, amore e gelosia
15 Dec 15 / Leidmotief
Damiano Michelietto has redeemed himself
13 Dec 15 / Express
Cavalleria rusticana et Pagliacci à la Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
11 Dec 15 / Opera Online
11 Dec 15 / Opera Today
Antonio Pappano leading the orchestra and superb cast in a gripping evening of musical drama
10 Dec 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Royal Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana isn’t nearly vulgar enough
10 Dec 15 / The Spectator
Passionless peasants
9 Dec 15 / The Critics' Circle
A triumphant night for The Royal Opera
7 Dec 15 / Music OMH
The director of Royal Opera’s controversial Guillaume Tell wins cheers, mostly, for a revealing new Cav and Pag
7 Dec 15 / The Observer
Michieletto returns to Covent Garden with an interesting and clever Cav & Pag
7 Dec 15 / Seen and Heard
Damiano Michieletto’s direction is what bewitched more than the operas themselves
6 Dec 15 / A Younger Theatre
After his controversial Guillaume Tell, director Damiano Michieletto's latest outing is solid and conventional
5 Dec 15 / Telegraph
Mixed values in Damiano Michieletto’s double-bill make for an unbalanced evening
5 Dec 15 / The Stage
Blood and passion
5 Dec 15 / Evening Standard
Ravishing sounds and detailed naturalism
5 Dec 15 / The Guardian
Michieletto gives the two operas’ sex, violence and revenge their broadly conventional due
5 Dec 15 / Classical Source
Superb casting and choruses create triumphant evening
5 Dec 15 / Independent
Opera's dysfunctional twins in a stunning new Covent Garden production
5 Dec 15 / What's on Stage
Verismo gets horribly real in this thrilling new production of two Italian classics
5 Dec 15 / The Arts Desk
Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci
4 Dec 15 / Bachtrack
Damiano Michieletto: 'Being booed is not an honour'
Michieletto has now returned to Covent Garden to prepare new productions of those grand old Italian melodramas of murderous sexual jealousy and revenge, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.
Smelled any good operas lately?
The Royal Opera's production of 'Cav and Pag' could take audience involvement to a new level.
Production details
Westbroek, Antonenko/Lee, Zilio, Platanias, Belli
(c) Pappano (d) Michieletto
Performance dates
3, 7, 10, 13(m), 15, 18(m), 21, 29 December 2015, 1 January 2016
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