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27 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Pietro Mascagni's red-blooded tale of jealousy and revenge is staged as part of Opera North's season of shorter works, The Little Greats.
Cavalleria rusticana tells the tale of a soldier who has returned from the army to find his lover has married another man. He consoles himself by seducing another girl, even though he is still consumed by his obsessive desire for his first love. This powder keg of passions is primed to ignite at Easter in the midst of a small community where the church maintains an iron grip on the souls of its people.
Mascagni lavishes gorgeously lyrical melodies on a gritty drama of betrayal, jealousy and violent revenge. With a score that includes the famous Easter Hymn and Intermezzo, Cavalleria rusticana is thought by many to be the very essence of Italian opera.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
Tickets £7.50 - £35, concessions available. Under 30s members £5.
Each of The Little Greats is performed as part of a double bill, with combinations changing each evening, so you can choose to see one or both operas on any date.
There is lift access to most of the auditorium (excluding the Upper Balcony) from the foyer and a wheelchair access lift to the foyer from the Box Office. Please note that some areas of the auditorium do have steep stairs and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. We recommend checking with the Box Office before purchasing a ticket if you have concerns.
- Wheelchair access
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