Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliaci are operas you need to see

In the Melbourne leg of the ultimate coming together of two operas from two different composers, the emotion runs strong. Just watch the trailer above. Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci explore the different, yet inimitably intertwining stories of a murder on Easter Sunday while a mother mourns, the loss of a son, a lover making her final position known […]

What makes Opera Australia’s latest double-production so impressive

Dragana Radakovic as Santuzza, Diego Torre as Turiddu, Dominica Matthews as Mamma Lucia and the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia's production of Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci.

It’s not often two internationally-acclaimed operatic numbers are performed side-by-side, but when they are; it’s something of a marvel. Take Opera Australia’s latest incarnations of the Italian Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci operas and you get just that: a stirring musical rendition, worthy of not only a special place in your memory, but a moment in history that doesn’t come ’round […]

4 things you need to know about Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci operas

Cavalleria Rusticana Pagliacci Opera Australia THE F

New year, new program and this one by Opera Australia is a stellar line-up. We’re talking La Traviata (from ‘Pretty Woman’!), Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Boheme and the epic Carmen on the stage of Handa Opera on the Harbour. Prepare to have multiple heart attacks.   More notably and as the first cab-off-the-rank for the program, […]