MASCAGNI / LEONCAVALLO Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci. Westbroek, Antonenko, Zilio, Platanias, Giannattasio, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano. Opus Arte DVD
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
Royal Opera House
Santuzza - Eva-Maria Westbroek
Turiddu - Aleksandrs Antonenko
Mamma - Lucia Elena Zilio
Alfio - Dimitri Platanias
Canio - Aleksandrs Antonenko
Tonio - Dimitri Platanias
Nedda - Carmen Giannattasio
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano
Director - Damiano Michieletto
Recorded live at The Royal Opera House, October 2015.
These two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.
- Two prime examples of verismo opera.
- Leoncavallo was inspired to write Pagliacci following the huge success of Mascagni’s opera.
- Italian director Damiano Michieletto updates the works to southern Italy in the late 20th century.
- Extra features: Introduction to Cavalleria Rusticana, Introduction to Pagliacc, Antonio Pappano on the music and a Cast Gallery.
‘‘A triumphant evening’’ (Independent)
Running time: 153 minutes
Sound format: Dolby Stereo & DTS 5.1 (DVD)
Opus Arte DVD OA1210D
|Release Period||September 2016|