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Opera & Gelato Film Festival

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2:00pm (Phoenix)

The Opera and Gelato Film Festival is back for a third summer! This collection of opera film screenings is the perfect way to get a summertime opera fix while escaping the Arizona heat. The screenings will take place on the fourth Sunday of June, July, and August, held in Arizona Opera’s Witcoff Black Box Theater. To sweeten the deal, FROST Gelato will be available for purchase.

This is a free event, registration is required.


Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

In the first film of the festival, Arizona Opera is excited to present the 1982 film version of the hit one-act opera duo, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. This version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, features a star-studded cast including Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, Juan Pons, and the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra. Both operas take place in small Italian villages and include passionate love affairs with dramatic endings.

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including one intermission)

The Opera & Gelato Film Festival is sponsored, in part, by Wells Fargo