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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Robert Carsen's Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana

Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana staged by Robert Carsen at Dutch National Opera in 2019 and conducted by Lorenzo Viotti with a brilliant cast of performers is now out on DVD + Blu-Ray.

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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. Performed by a brilliant cast including tenor Brandon Jovanovich, soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and tenor Brian Jagde with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lorenzo Viotti, the 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.

PAGLIACCI (Opera in a prologue with two acts, 1892)
Nedda AILYN PÉREZ Soprano
Canio BRANDON JOVANOVICH Tenor
Peppe MARCO CIAPONI Tenor
Silvio MATTIA OLIVIERI Baritone

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Opera in one act, 1890)
Santuzza ANITA RACHVELISHVILI Mezzo-soprano
Lola RIHAB CHAIEB Mezzo-soprano
Turiddu BRIAN JAGDE Tenor
Alfio ROMAN BURDENKO Baritone

NETHERLANDS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor LORENZO VIOTTI
Stage Director ROBERT CARSEN

Film Director FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON
Filmed on 18 and 28 September 2019 at Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

[2.110670 / NBD0117V]
Total playing time: 157 min
Language: Italian · Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: AC3 stereo 2.0 and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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