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.