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27 Sep - 18 Nov 2017
Pietro Mascagni's red-blooded tale of jealousy and revenge
Part of 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.
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Sung in Italian with English titles
|Cavalleria rusticana / Trial by Jury||Wed 27 Sep||Leeds|
|Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||Sat 30 Sep||Leeds|
|Cavalleria rusticana / Trial by Jury||Sat 7 Oct||Leeds||Pre-perf Talk|
|Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||Thu 12 Oct||Leeds||Pre-perf Talk|
|Osud / Cavalleria rusticana||Sat 14 Oct||Leeds||Pre-perf Talk|
|Cavalleria rusticana / Trouble in Tahiti||Thu 19 Oct||Leeds|
|Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||Sat 21 Oct||Leeds||Pre-perf Talk|
|Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||From Thu 26 Oct||On tour||In a fixed double bill|
46 New Briggate
Leeds Grand Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 2720 (calls cost 7ppm)
Choose from these fantastic pre-theatre dining options and make your experience complete!
We have teamed uo with Issho to complete your evening with this Little Greats taster menu, featuring a selection of expertly prepared Japanese dishes, exclusively available for Little Greats ticket holders. Minimum 2 persons, £25 per guest. All dishes will be served in order. Includes a glass of wine or prosecco.
Ham & Friends
Ticket holders for Opera North and Howard Assembly Room performances get 10% off food on presentation of ticket or access to an exclusive pre-theatre menu at Ham & Friends, a recently opened kitchen and wine bar in the Grand Arcade, just around the corner from Leeds Grand Theatre. Ticket holders also receive a free glass of prosecco on spending £15 per head.
Opera North ticket holders can enjoy 20% off their food bill at The Alchemist. Located on the second floor of Trinity Shopping Centre, The Alchemist offers a fantastic menu and stunning views of Leeds City Centre. Not available Saturdays.
Manahatta is a recently opened bar and kitchen located on Merrion Street, just a minute's walk from Leeds Grand Theatre. Serving a fantastic New York inspired menu made with fresh local produce, guests will receive 20% off their food bill before 6.15pm with proof of ticket. Booking is required.
Opera North and Howard Assembly Room ticket holders can enjoy 10% off all drinks at New Briggate's finest craft beer hotspot — North Bar, just a stone's throw from Leeds Grand Theatre.
Enjoy 15% off all food and drink at authentic Italian wine bar Veeno (Leeds branch only) on presentation of ticket for an Opera North performance. Excludes Fridays and Saturdays after 5.00pm.
Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 5-10 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, choose either two courses for £13.95 (£17.50 with a 175ml house wine) or three courses for £15.95 (£19.50 with a 175ml house wine). Available 5.00-6.30pm. Booking is required.
Sample the fabulous pre-theatre menu at Brasserie Blanc and choose from two courses for £11.95 or three courses for £15.45, with a complimentary glass of fizz for Opera North ticket holders. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Leeds Grand Theatre. Available 12.00-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
Just a 5 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, The Reliance bar and dining room offers a fantastic pre-theatre menu. Choose from two courses for £14.45 or three courses for £18.90. Available 5.30-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Find access details for Nottingham Theatre Royal.
Follow signs for the city centre and the 'Royal Zone'. Nearest car parks are Talbot Street car park and Crowne Plaza Hotel car park on Wollaton Street.
For maps and information about on-street parking, off-street car parks, park and ride and the blue badge scheme please visit Parking In Nottingham
The 'Royal Centre' tram stop is directly outside the venue and runs every 10 minutes until midnight. There are five Park and Ride sites along the route. Visit www.thetram.net or call 0115 942 7777 for full details of the tram route. Find out about our £1 return tram ticket here.
Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk or a short taxi or tram ride from the venue. Call 0845 748 4950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares.
Discover exciting pre-theatre dining options for Nottingham Theatre Royal.
100 Grey Street
Box office: 08448 112121
Free Parking in all City Council multi-storey carparks after 5pm.
The two closest car parks to Theatre Royal are the Oxford Street multi-storey (just behind the Laing) and the Dean Street multi-storey. Click here for more info.
There are two parking spaces for blue badge holders on Shakespeare Street and three on Hood Street. Most parking meters are free to Blue Badge Holders.
Alight at Monument Metro Station and follow the signs for the Theatre Royal. We are less than one minutes walk from the Metro entrance on Grey Street.
Travel free on the Metro with your theatre ticket (up to two hours before and after the performance) - simply retain your theatre ticket for inspection by Metro Staff.
The Theatre Royal is only ten minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
Box office: 0843 208 6000
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level.
The Lowry is accessible by train, tram and bus. http://www.tfgm.com/
From national railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Lowry by Metrolink tram. You can board an Eccles line tram and should alight at Harbour City, or Media City UK for trams which stop there, as this is slightly closer.
Back story: Turiddu has returned from military service to find that his fiancée Lola has married another man, Alfio. In revenge, he has seduced a girl of the village, Santuzza, but the jealous Lola has stolen him back and she and Turiddu are now conducting an affair.
Early morning, Easter Sunday. The townspeople go about their business. Santuzza pays a visit to Turiddu’s mother, Lucia, who believes that her son has gone to the neighbouring town to buy supplies for their shop. However, it soon becomes obvious that Turiddu has not gone away – he has actually been with Lola.
While the people enter the church near Lucia’s house, Santuzza confides in her, disclosing the details of her own seduction and Turiddu’s new affair. As a devout woman, she feels she is no longer worthy to enter the church, but asks Lucia to go in and pray for her. Turiddu arrives, and Santuzza begs him to leave Lola and return to her, but he will not listen and goes on into the church. In fury, she informs Alfio about his wife Lola’s infidelity, but immediately regrets doing so when Alfio vows to have vengeance.