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Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci DVD (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
Santuzza:
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Turiddu: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Mamma Lucia: Elena Zilio
Alfio: Dimitri Platanias

Pagliacci
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: LPCM 2.0 / Dolby Stereo & DTS 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Regions: All regions
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Running time: 153 mins
Year: 2015

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