Torch Theatre welcomes live opera broadcast to the venue

By Observer Reporter in Entertainment

The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven welcomes the adaptation of the short story written by Giovanni Verga for one night only on Saturday 15 July.

The opera Cavalleria Rustican, broadcast live to the Torch, is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the competition, the opera enjoyed a successful performance history throughout Europe and the United States, often paired with Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

The opera begins with a prelude, in which Turiddu sings a serenade for Lola, the girl to whom he had been engaged before joining the army. Upon his return, he discovers Lola has married the well-off teamster Alfio. In revenge, Turiddu seduced Santuzza, a young woman in the village. As the opera begins, Lola, overcome by her jealousy of Santuzza, has begun an adulterous affair with Turiddu, and the story of love, jealousy and tragedy begins to unfold…

The ‘Salzburger Festspiele’ (Salzburg Festival) runs from 21 July up until the 30 August, and is a hub of music and drama, which dates back to 1920 when it was first established. Get a taste of the experience, and ensure your tickets are booked for this incredible Operatic sensation!

Tickets for Cavalleria Rusticana on Saturday, 15 July at 7pm are £19.00 / Concessions: £17.00 / TLC: £17.00.

To book your seat, call the Box Office on (01646) 695267 or visit

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