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5.0 out of 5 stars
This is an absolute must have DVD, 9 Nov. 2006
The Emmy that Franco Zeffirelli won for his film Pagliacci was justly deserved and the film speaks for itself. However, the underated Cavalleria Rusticana alone is worth the price of this DVD. A very young Placido Domingo is in truly fine form and his scene/duet with Elena Obratsova is really intense! Elena Obratsova is the real star of this film and her performance at times can easliy move you to tears. Filmed in Sicily the cinema photography is beautiful and the quality of the sound is better then any version of Rusticana that I so far heard on CD. A truly outstanding production that stands way above the other opera movies from this era.