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.
20 November 2015
Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.
19 January 2015
Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.
15 January 2015
Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.