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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Zurich, Ranzani [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Pietro Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana" and Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" speak to one's heart and soul. They are regarded as the most absorbing tragedies of Italian music theater. Adultery, jealousy and betrayal are leading to passionate conflicts that jointly connect both operas. The impressively embellished stage waives exaggerated decoration to underline the unflattering realistic brutality. Both operas are supported by a musical variety of great arias, short duets and amazing choir passages that add to the unveiled expression of feelings. As a special guest the Argentinian Tenor Jose Cura stands out with his fascinating singing and acting performance.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 151 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
  • Performers: Liliana Nikiteanu (Mezzo Soprano); Paoletta Marrocu (Soprano); Irène Friedli (Mezzo Soprano); Cheyne Davidson (Baritone); José Cura (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
  • Performers: Boiko Zvetanov (Tenor); Carlo Guelfi (Baritone); José Cura (Tenor); Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano); Gabriel Bermúdez (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892