Leoncavallo's often-performed short opera uses the play-within-a play device to explore the classic operatic themes of passion, adultery, jealousy and revenge. The great tenor aria, Vesti la giubba, expresses the anguish of the cuckolded husband who, as a performing clown, must make others laugh even as his heart is breaking. Zeffirelli's production is set in a contemporary urban environment, with fire eaters, children, animals, jugglers and acrobats. PlÃ¯Â¿Â½cido Domingo, showing that he is argua...
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Plácido Domingo stars in the Washington National Opera's 1997 production of Leoncavallo's opera at The Kennedy Center. Leonard Slatkin conducts the Washington National Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Franco Zeffirelli directs.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Leoncavallo&39;s often-performed short opera uses the play-within-a play device to explore the classic operatic themes of passion adultery jealousy and revenge The great tenor aria Vesti la giubba expresses the anguish of the cuckolded husband who as a performing clown must make others laugh even as his heart is breaking Zeffirelli&39;s production is set in a contemporary urban environment with fire eaters children animals jugglers and acrobats Plácido Domingo showing that he is arguably the finest actor-tenor of our time gives a definitive performance as Canio Recorded live at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Opera House in November 1997Actors Placido Domingo & Washington National OperaCertificate Exempt from ClassificationLanguages Dolby Digital (20)Subtitles English ; French ; German ; Spanish ; ItalianDuration 1 hour and 18 minutes (approx)