Cavalleria rusticana, A documentary

After Giancarlo del Monaco's staging for the Teatro Real Madrid

At the Teatro Real in Madrid, Giancarlo del Monaco created a breath-taking rendition of the famous operas by Pietro Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. This production is transcended by a perfect cast including Violeta Urmana as Santuzza in the Cavalleria and Maria Bayo as Nedda in Pagliacci.

Both operas are "sentenced to live together" according to Giancarlo del Monaco. They tell stories of jealousy and honor which remind us of Pirandello's pieces. Del Monaco's production is a reference and still tours the most prestigious European opera houses: Bonn, Oslo, Torino, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Montpellier, Munich and Paris in 2012.

This documentary presents excerpts from the Teatro Real performances in Madrid. The exclusive interviews of the central characters, of the stage director and of the music director gives us the keys to this "fundamental diptych of the Verismo opera."

Picture: © Javier del Real

Giancarlo del Monaco stage director
Featuring exclusive interviews of:


Jesús López Cobos conductor
Vincenzo La Scola (Turiddu)
Violeta Urmana (Santuzza)

Duration : 48 min
Location : Teatro Real Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Production date : 2007
Production : © Opus Arte
Available version(s) : VO ST EN, VO ST FR, VO ST ES



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