Listen: Antonio Pappano on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci — ‘The music is always on the verge of tears’
26 November 2015
The conductor on why Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s operas, immortalized in films including The Godfather, so perfectly encapsulate Italy and its people.
4 June 2013
With Scottishness in the headlines, the opera based on Sir Walter Scott's poem has never been more timely, says James Naughtie.