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Cavalleria Rusticana

140 min
M1500 .M3 C22 2005 DVD

Composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo.

The great Italian stage and screen director Franco Zeffirelli made these widely acclaimed films, both starring Plácido Domingo, with Georges Prêtre conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala. Pagliacci, which co-stars the great singing actress Teresa Stratas, brought Zeffirelli the coveted Emmy as Best Director in the category of Classical Music Programming. Cavalleria was filmed on location in Sicily, which adds immeasurably to the power and atmosphere of this timeless story of love, honour, justice, and violence.

Cavalleria rusticana : Elena Obraztsova (Santuzza) ; Plácido Domingo (Turiddu) ; Fedora Barbieri (Lucia) ; Renato Bruson (Alfio) ; Axelle Gall (Lola) -- Pagliacci : Plácido Domingo (Canio) ; Teresa Stratas (Nedda) ; Juan Pons (Tonio) ; Florindo Andreolli (Peppe) ; Alberto Rinaldi (Silvio) ; Alfredo Pistone (un contadino) ; Ivan del Manto (un altro contadino) -- Both productions : Orchestra & Coro del Teatro alla Scala ; Romano Gandolfi, chorus master ; Georges Prêtre, conductor.

Sung in Italian ; with optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese ; menus in English.

Distributed by Universal Classics (

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