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La Monnaie / De Munt

La Monnaie / De Munt

Cavalleria rusticana  – Intermezzo


Santuzza has revealed to Alfio the affair between her husband and his wife. Santuzza’s act cannot be undone, and has stirred Alfio’s wrath who swears revenge. The Cavalleria rusticana intermezzo imagined by Damiano Michieletto contrasts here with the budding love of Nedda and Silvio in the following opera, Pagliacci.

Watch CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI from 14 March on OperaVision here

Francis Ford Coppola

This intermezzo was used in The Godfather: Part III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The final scene is tragic, and Mascagni’s intermezzo is moving…