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Il Tabarro & Pagliacci

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[Only available to stream in select countries. See FAQs for more details.] This remarkable video features two of opera’s greatest tenors—Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti—and the legendary singing actress Teresa Stratas, all conducted by the incomparable James Levine in a production by Franco Zeffirelli. Domingo stars as Luigi, the doomed lover of Giorgetta (Stratas), in Il Tabarro, Puccini’s dark tale of revenge. Juan Pons is Michele, Giorgetta’s husband, whose discovery of his wife’s affair leads to murder. Pavarotti sings the iconic clown Canio in Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s blazing drama in which theater and real life collide violently. Stratas is Canio’s freedom-loving wife Nedda, who plans to run away with her lover Silvio (Dwayne Croft), only to be betrayed by her jealous admirer Tonio (Juan Pons)—again, with murderous consequences.

Performance Info

Performance Date

Sep 26, 1994


Giacomo Puccini & Ruggiero Leoncavallo


Giuseppe Adami & Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Run Time

2 HRS 19 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus