Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

06/03/2018 - 22/03/2018

One of the most popular opera double-headers is once again on the bill at La Monnaie after an absence of 15 years. In these two short operas, obsessive love and jealousy give rise to explosive emotions and passionate outbursts in the music. In both Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, the stage is peopled by characters of flesh and blood. Reality becomes theatre and, when the masks drop, the theatre becomes reality. Mascagni and Leoncavallo brought rural Italy to the opera stage, ushering in musical verismo. Following his summery Elisir d’amore (2015), Damiano Michieletto is our guest once more with a Mediterranean drama that seems tailor-made for him. He moves the action to the late twentieth century, in a village in southern Italy in the grip of poverty and hypocrisy. Together with the spectators in Pagliacci, we may ask ourselves ‘Do they really? Is it serious?’ Come along and find out for yourself.

Start ticket sale 23.01.2018, at 10 am

Building bridges

The performance of 20 March is reserved for vulnerable groups, schools & artists.

Practical information

  • La Monnaie
    • Place de la Monnaie
    • 1000 Brussels
  • Timetable
    06-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    07-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    09-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    11-03-2018 03:00 PM -
    13-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    14-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    16-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    18-03-2018 03:00 PM -
    20-03-2018 02:00 PM -
    21-03-2018 08:00 PM -
    22-03-2018 08:00 PM -