Leoncavallo: Pagliacci - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Viotti, Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: 4/9/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 2110670
Number of Discs: 1

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These two pinnacles of Italian opera, Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana have it all – love, infidelity, betrayal, jealousy and murder. Both are classic examples of verismo operas that dramatise the lives of ordinary people: Pagliacci fuelled by the tension between everyday life and the aesthetic world of the stage, Cavalleria rusticana juxtaposing unbridled passion with profound faith. Robert Carsen’s widely acclaimed 2019 production plays a masterful game of theatre-in-theatre, avoiding clichés and calling into question the nature of reality.

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