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(Will not be presented as scheduled)Academy Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

(Will not be presented as scheduled)Academy Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Western Opera

29 - 30 March 202219:30

01 - 02 April 202219:30

Venue : Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre

Price Info : $65 - $150

School / Department : School of Music

Category : Academy Events Language : Sung in Italian with English and Chinese surtitles

With the Government's Latest announcements on the extension of social distancing measures, all performance venues will continue to be closed until April 20, 2022. The Academy Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci will be postponed or cancelled. Details will be announced on the Academy social media channels and website, please stay tuned.

 

Cavalleria Rusticana 

Music: Pietro Mascagni                   

Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci

Cavalleria Rusticana is a story of infidelity and jealousy sets in Sicily on Easter morning. Santuzza thinks that her fiancée, Turiddu, has cheated on her and returned to his old lover, Lola, who is married to a wealthy wine merchant, Alfio. Acting out of jealousy, Santuzza exposes Lola’s infidelity to Alfio, who becomes furious and challenges Turiddu to a fatal duel. 

Pagliacci

Music & Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Based on an actual crime, Pagliacci is set in Italy. It tells the story of Canio, who heads an acting troupe touring the countryside. His wife, Nedda, is having a secret affair with a young man, Silvio, with whom she plans to run away. Tonio, a member of the troupe, has been trying his luck with Nedda, but she rebuffs himIn anger, Tonio tells Canio of Nedda’s affair. Filled with jealousy and rage, Canio kills his wife and her lover while they perform on stage…

 

Director: Nancy Yuen

Conductor: HSU Wei-en

Assistant to Director: Lam Kwok-ho

 

 

Set Designer: Bacchus Lee, Jonathan Wong

Associate Set Designer: Cheung Tin-sum

Costume Designers: Melissa Lai Ngai-ting, Ingrid Proos

Lighting Designer: Timothy Tsang

Production Manager: Prudence Chow

 

Casts:

Cavalleria Rusticana

Santuzza – Vicki Wu Sui-sin^, Jane Cheng Ruyu*

Turiddu – Freddie Tsang Yuk-ki

Lucia – Anna Chan Pui-shan

Alfio – Michael Lee Man-lung

Lola –Leung Hei-na ^, Linda Yu Guanlin *

Pagliacci

Canio – Jeff Jiang Kuncheng

Nedda – Anna Zhang Jingdan^, Audrey Tsang Wing-yiu*

Tonio – Pan Lo Tsz-ping

Beppe – Simon Tse Man-hon^, John Ho Chun-yin*

Silvio – Samuel Yip Hei

^      March 29 & April 1, 2022

*      March 30 & April 2, 2022

 

Students from the Department of Vocal Studies

Academy Symphony Orchestra

Remarks:

The production is suitable for audience aged 6 or above