MUSIC APPRECIATION: “CAV AND PAG”- ITALIAN VERISMO OPERA

Low-life melodrama in a super-heated emotional climate; passionate melodies and stirring climaxes; verismo opera composers did everything to excess. “Cavalleria Rusticana”. “Pagliacci”, ‘Andrea Chenier” and “Adriana Lecouvreur” contain some of the best-known arias and well-timed Intermezzos help to cool the temperature down. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162