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Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
By Mayo Movie World
12, Apr 2010 - 21:54

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(Mascagni & Leoncavallo)

OPERA on your cinema screen in High Definition from

Teatro Real de Madrid

On Wednesday MAY 5th at 7.00pm


Featuring: Vladimir Galouzine and Maria Bayo

Duration: 150 mins

Love and betrayal reigns in these often-paired favourites from the romantic period of opera. Giancarlo del Monaco's acclaimed new production in Madrid elegantly intertwines Mascagni's and Leoncavallo's well-loved masterpieces bringing new levels of realism into opera through their so-called verisimo style. Jesus Lopez Cobos directs a double cast of sublime talent featuring Vladimir Galouzine and Maria Bayo.

Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni)
A Sicilian village on Easter Sunday. Turiddu has become engaged to Santuzza, but he carries on his affair with Lola, his former lover. Santuzza, confesses to Mamma Lucia, Turiddu's mother, that her son is unfaithful to her. Santuzza tries to persuade Turiddu to leave Lola and return to her, but he violently rejects her proposal. Enraged,Santuzza tells Alfio, Lola's husband. His honour offended, Alfio kills Turiddu in a fight.

Pagliacci (Ruggero Leoncavallo)
Tonio, Beppe, Canio and his wife Nedda form a company of itinerant performers. One afternoon before their show opens, Tonio lets Canio know that his wife is seeing  Silvio, a local fellow, who plans to escape with her that night.


Canio: Vladimir Galouzine, Nedda: María Bayo, Tonio: Carlo Guelfi

Beppe: Antonio Gandía, Silvio: Ángel Ódena

With the Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Conductor: Jesús López Cobos, Stage Director: Giancarlo del Monaco

Tickets for this unique, once off event, priced €15 are on sale, on line at or at the box office.

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