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Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana : Pagliacci / Composed by Pietro Mascagni ; libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci after Giovanni Verga ; a production of Unitel Film- und Fernseh-produktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. and Aries Film Production ; directed by Franco Zeffirelli / Pagliacci, text and music by Ruggero Leoncavallo ; a production of Unitel Film- und Fernseh-produktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. and Aries Film Production ; directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoHamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Universal Music & Video, ©2005.
Description1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + guide.
Other author/creatorZeffirelli, Franco director.
Other author/creatorTargioni-Tozzetti, Giovanni, 1863-1934 librettist.
Other author/creatorMenasci, Guido, librettist.
Other author/creatorObrazt︠s︡ova, Elena performer.
Other author/creatorDomingo, Plácido, 1941- performer.
Other author/creatorBarbieri, Fedora, performer.
Other author/creatorBruson, Renato, performer.
Other author/creatorGall, Axelle, performer.
Other author/creatorStratas, Teresa, performer.
Other author/creatorPons, Juan performer.
Other author/creatorAndreolli, Florindo, performer.
Other author/creatorRinaldi, Alberto, 1939-2003 performer.
Other author/creatorPistone, Alfredo, performer.
Other author/creatorManto, Ivan del, performer.
Other author/creatorPrêtre, Georges conductor.
Other author/creatorGandolfi, Romano conductor.
Included WorkMascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana.
Included WorkVerga, Giovanni, 1840-1922. Cavalleria rusticana (Play)
Included WorkLeoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci.
Other author/creatorUnitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.
Other author/creatorAries Films.
Other author/creatorTeatro alla Scala.
Other author/creatorDeutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Other author/creatorUniversal Music & Video Distribution (Firm)
Portion of title Cavalleria rusticana
Abstract Cavalleria rusticana : Santuzza, pregnant by Turiddu, is distraught when she finds he has deserted her in favor of the attractive young Lola. A melodrama in one act.
Abstract Pagliacci : A traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio, a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio. A drama in two acts.
General noteDurations: 70 min.; 71 min.
General noteOriginally produced for television broadcast in 1982.
General noteBonus : Includes original trailer.
Access restrictionFor private home use only.
CreditsDirector of photography, Armando Nannuzzi ; editors, Peter Taylor, Franca Silvi ; musical supervision, Rudolf Werner.
Performer Cavalleria rusticana : Elena Obraztsova (Santuzza) ; Plácido Domingo (Turiddu) ; Fedora Barbieri (Lucia) ; Renato Bruson (Alfio) ; Axelle Gall (Lola) ; Orchestra E Coro del Teatro alla Scala ; Georges Prêtre, conductor ; chorus master, Romano Gandolfi.
Performer Pagliacci : Plácido Domingo (Canio) ; Teresa Stratas (Nedda) ; Juan Pons (Tonio) ; Florindo Andreolli (Peppe) ; Alberto Rinaldi (Silvio) ; Alfredo Pistone (un contadino) ; Ivan del Manto (un altro contadino) ; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala ; Georges Prêtre, conductor ; chorus master, Romano Gandolfi.
Date/time/place of a event noteFilmed Feb. 1981, La Scala and Studio Cologno Monzese, Milan, and Apr. 1981 on location in Vizzini, Sicily; sound recorded Feb. 1981, La Scala, Milan.
Technical detailsDVD, NTSC, region 0 (worldwide); 4:3 aspect ratio; PCM stereo. and DTS 5.1 sound.
LanguageSung in Italian; optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese.
Genre/formFilmed operas.
Genre/formMade-for-TV movies.
Genre/formTelevision musicals.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formFiction films.
Other titleCavalleria rusticana.
Other titlePagliacci.
UPC 044007340332
Publisher numberB0004353-09 Deutsche Grammophon
Stock numberMidwest Tapes

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