Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci

 

"Cav and Pag" opera double feature directed and staged 2015 by Damiano Michieletto at the Royal Opera House.

  1. First plays the Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana to libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzeti and Guido Menasci. Stars Aleksandrs Antonenko (Turiddu), Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza), Dimitri Platanias (Alfio), and Martina Belli (Lola).
  2. Then follows the Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci to libretto by the composer. Stars Dimitri Platanias (Tonio), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda), Benjamin Hulett (Beppe), Dionysios Sourbis (Silvio), Elliot Goldie (Villager), and Nigel Cliffe (Villager).

Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus. Set design by Paolo Fantin; costume design by Carla Teti; lighting design by Alessandro Carletti; directed for the screen by Rhodri Huw. Released 2016, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound (information on package confused) and Dolby Atmos sound. Grade: NA