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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Paglicacci / Domingo, Et Al

Mascagni / Leoncavallo / Doming / Lsct / Pretre
Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000435309  
Composer:  Pietro MascagniRuggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Fedora BarbieriPlacido DomingoRenato BrusonElena Obraztsova,   ... 
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian/French/German/English/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

This performance won the Emmy Award (1985)

Based on a production of these two seemingly inseparable operas at La Scala Milan from 1981, both movies were taped in 1982

For Pagliacci, director Franco Zeffirelli was honoured with an Emmy as best director in the category of classical music programming in 1985

Cavalleria Rusticana was filmed in the Sicilian village of Vizzini, the home town of writer Giovanni Verga on whose original story the opera is based

Both productions feature the brilliant Plácido Domingo at the very height of his
Read more vocal abilities – Teresa Stratas gives a captivating performance as his counterpart in Pagliacci

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Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Renato Bruson (Baritone),
Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Axelle Gall (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
2.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Florindo Andreolli (Tenor), Juan Pons (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Teresa Stratas (Soprano), Alberto Rinaldi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 

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