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Pagliacci (1982)

The story is set in southern Italy and recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio.

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Teresa Stratas ...
Nedda
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Canio
Juan Pons ...
Tonio
Alberto Rinaldi ...
Silvio
Florindo Andreolli ...
Beppe
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Ivan Del Manto
Alfredo Pistone
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The story is set in southern Italy and recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio.

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Pagliacci (Dramma In Due Atti)
Composed By, Libretto By Ruggero Leoncavallo
Prologo / Atto Primo / Atto Secondo
Performers:
Vocals [Canio (Pagliaccio)] by Plácido Domingo
Vocals [Neda (Columbina)] by Teresa Stratas
Vocals [Peppe (Arlecchino)] by Florindo Andreolli
Vocals [Silvio] by Alberto Rinaldi
Vocals [Tonio (Taddeo)] by Juan Pons
Vocals [Un Contadino] by Alfredo Pistone, Ivan Del Manto
Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala' with Georges Prêtre (Conductor) and Romano Gandolfi(Chorus Master)
Phonographic Copyright (p), Copyright © Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Copyright © Unitel
Recorded At Teatro alla Scala, Milano
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Another Zeffirelli operatic masterpiece
7 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

The king of opera staging, Franco Zeffirelli, never disappoints. Not when it comes to bringing opera to the screen, in any case. Here, as in LA TRAVIATA, the fantastic pairing of Placido Domingo and the sublime Teresa Stratas is once again triumphant. I PAGLIACCI is a short, one act opera, usually paired with CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. If viewing I PAGLIACCI alone leaves you hungry for more. Ms. Stratas is perhaps as gifted an actress as she is as a soprano. This is one of the few opportunities to see and hear this now retired soprano, one of the greatest of our time.


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