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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.

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writer:

Ruggero Leoncavallo (libretto)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Teresa Stratas Teresa Stratas ... Nedda
Plácido Domingo ... Canio
Juan Pons Juan Pons ... Tonio
Alberto Rinaldi Alberto Rinaldi ... Silvio
Florindo Andreolli Florindo Andreolli ... Beppe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Del Manto Ivan Del Manto
Alfredo Pistone 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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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 May 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bajazzo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

UNITEL See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of I pagliacci (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

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 Guy33134See 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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