£30| £25 | £19
75 minutes
Great Hall
Fri 27 Sep, 7.30pm

Music    ·    Opera

Blackheath Halls Opera 2024: Cavalleria Rusticana

£30| £25 | £19
75 minutes
Great Hall
Fri 27 Sep, 7.30pm

Our flagship annual Community Opera 2024

We are proud to present our wonderful opera production with a cast of exceptional professional singers joined onstage by our 80 strong chorus, made up from members of our community aged 8-80+ accompanied by the Blackheath Halls Orchestra.

Santuzza Katherine Broderick
Turiddu Oliver Johnston
Alfio Michel de Souza
Lola Idunnu Münch
Lucia Janis Kelly

Director Harry Fehr
Conductor Chris Stark
Set Designer Elliott Squire
Costume Designer Alice McNicholas
Lighting Designer Chuma Emembolu

Music by Pietro Masacagni

A classic tale of romance, betrayal and revenge

Returning home from military service, Turriddu is devastated and incensed to find his fiancée Lola married to another man (Alfio).

In revenge, Turiddu seduces another girl from the village (Santuzza), and when Lola learns of their relationship, she becomes jealous and they start an affair.

When Santuzza discovers his infidelity, she confronts Alfio and when all wounded parties are in ‘the know’, all hell and passion break loose, sealing the fate of all involved.