Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns.

It’s an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting.

Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting ofCavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Performances vary April 14 – May 8, 2015
  • Approximate run time: 3 hrs 4mins.
  • Venue: The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.

Please exchange your voucher at the box office of the Opera House for your tickets at the night of the performance. Please allow a sufficient amount of time to collect your tickets before the start of the show.

Cast of the performance are subject to change.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you are booking more than one date or show, then you MUST make a separate booking for each performance. Failure to do this may result in non-confirmation of one or both reservations.


When booking please be aware that there are restricted view seats in some theatres. These will be marked as R/V on the 'Select Ticket' section below.

All theatre bookings are 100% non-refundable once booked.

Please Note: Cast is subject to change.

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