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Opus Arte

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

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. 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.

Composers: Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo
Cavalleria rusticana
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
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Damiano Michieletto

Extras: Introduction to Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, Antonio Pappano on the music and a Cast Gallery.

Sound: DTS Surround / Dolby Atmos*
Regions: All regions
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Running time: 153 mins
Year: 2015

*The first opera Blu-ray release featuring the Dolby Atmos® Concept.
In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. Sounds can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensions. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never before experienced.
• Dolby Atmos® discs are fully compatible for playback on conventional stereo and on 5.1- and 7.1-channel systems, giving you the same outstanding experience you’ve always enjoyed.
• With a Dolby Atmos® enabled sound

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