CAVALLERIA RUSTICAN, Mascagni 

Film by Franco Zeffirelli

8 and 10 SEP, 21h30

Carpintarias de São Lázaro

 

Georges Prétre, conductor

Cast: Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Fedora Barbieri

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala

 

Condensed into just over an hour, Italian composer Pietro Mascagni’s masterpiece of verismo is full of sublime musical moments, portraying jealousy and adultery in an insular rural environment with fatal consequences.

We present the wonderful film, Cavalleria Rusticana (1980), by the iconic Italian director Franco Zefirelli, with musical direction by the great French conductor Georges Prêtre, with unique performances by Plácido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova and Fedora Barbieri.