Cavalleria Rusticana ~ Pagliacci

Opera in 1 act - Italian opera in a prologue and two acts
by Pietro Mascagni - Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto by

Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti Guido Menasci - Ruggero Leoncavallo


Music by

Pietro Mascagni - Ruggero Leoncavallo


Arena di Verona

New stage design 2020


A new production of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana und Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, will inaugurate the 2020 Festival. The two opera titles, missing from the Arena stage since 2006, will be staged on 10 evenings until the 22nd August under the direction by Franco Zeffirelli.