Cavalleria rusticana (1982)

TV Movie   |    |  Musical


Cavalleria rusticana (1982) Poster

Turridu is spotted by his wife, Santuzza, returning from the home of his lover, Lola. He is also seen on the road by Lola's husband, Alfio. While he suspects nothing, Santuzza knows exactly... See full summary »

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.7/10
187

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


13 March 2001 | williamweiss
A brilliant film
"Cavalleria Rusticana" reflects a timeless Sicilian conflict between love and honor, justice and violence. Mascagni's opera also has a conflict: a truly ugly theme with some of the most beautiful music ever written and performed in opera. Zefferelli's production does justice to all sides. It's not staged--instead, it's filmed on location in Sicily, which adds greatly to the power and beauty of the story and performances. Zefferelli is almost the equal of Francis Coppola in his fanatical attention to detail and to quality. The Easter procession, "Ineggiamo il Signore e Risorto," combines a cast of hundreds in late 19th century period costume with some of the most awesome music in opera to create a scene of transcendent power and authenticity--I bet the procession is performed just that way, every year, in the town that Zefferelli filmed (trust him to find it). Placido Domingo is in splendid voice as Turiddu, and Elena Obratszova sings Santuzza in a steely, authoritative soprano. She's supported by the great Fedora Barbieri as Mamma Lucia. This is a peerless, definitive production of a great opera experience that never fails to move me.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • Pagliacci

    Pagliacci

  • Otello

    Otello

  • Young Toscanini

    Young Toscanini

  • The Taming of the Shrew

    The Taming of the Shrew

  • Sparrow

    Sparrow

  • La traviata

    La traviata

  • Callas Forever

    Callas Forever

  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon

    Brother Sun, Sister Moon

  • Camping

    Camping

  • Don Carlo

    Don Carlo

  • Zeffirelli's Inferno

    Zeffirelli's Inferno

  • 12 registi per 12 città

    12 registi per 12 città

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Cavalleria Rusticana (Melodramma In Un Atto)
Composed By
Pietro Mascagni
Libretto By Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, Guido Menasci, Text By [After]: Giovanni Verga
Performed by Renato Bruson[Vocals: Alfio], Axelle Gall [Vocals: Lola], Fedora Barbieri [Vocals: Lucia], Yelena Obraztsova (as Elena Obraztsova) [Vocals: Santuzza], Plácido Domingo [Vocals: Turiddu]
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, with Georges Prêtre (conductor) and Romano Gandolfi (chorus master)
Recorded At Teatro alla Scala, Milano
(p),© Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Copyright © Unitel

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Musical

"Jett" Star Carla Gugino Will Do Any Stunt

Carla Gugino, star of "The Haunting of Hill House" and Watchmen, discusses the fearless attitude she brings to every role, including in her new Cinemax series, "Jett."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com