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Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Royal Opera House


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA 1210D  
Composer:  Pietro MascagniRuggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Dimitri PlataniasEva-Maria WestbroekElena ZilioAleksandrs Antonenko,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Award winning director Damiano Michieletto has brought together these two short operas, both of which are set in a poverty-stricken Southern Italy village in the early 1980s where the Mafia has a stranglehold. Music Director of the Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, conducts this star studded cast which includes charming Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, vivacious Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio, and exhilarating Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko. These two works are prime examples of verismo opera - a genre of opera which focuses on the everyday struggles of the common man rather than on mythical or historical legends. Extra features
Read more included in this set are Introduction to Cavalleria Rusticana, Introduction to Pagliacci, an interview with Antonio Pappano on the music, and a cast gallery.

Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9
Sound Format: Dolby Stereo & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO
Region Code: 0 (All)
Running Time: 153 mins
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Dimitri Platanias (Voice), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano),
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Martina Belli (Alto)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
2.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Dimitri Platanias (Voice), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor),
Carmen Giannattasio (Soprano), Dionysios Sourbis (Voice), Elliot Goldie (Voice),
Nigel Cliffe (Voice)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 

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